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It Started In Naples [DVD] [1960]

4.3 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Clark Gable, Sophia Loren, Vittorio de Sica, Paolo Carlini, Giovanni Filidoro
  • Directors: Melville Shavelson
  • Producers: Jack Rose
  • Format: PAL, Colour, Dolby, Digital Sound, Subtitled
  • Language: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Aug. 2005
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009J2QE0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,997 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Good-humored comedy-drama about a lawyer who resists the efforts of an Italian to take him back to America, until he falls in love w ith the boy's aunt.

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By E. Smith TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 28 Dec. 2010
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Made in 1960, this could have been an advert for the American view of Italians in their element, with gorgeous scenery, fabulous colours, hugely animated conversations and beautiful girls, none more so than Sophia, of course. Her singing of the Americano song in the nightclub is something of a classic and the countless gorgeous scenes shot on location in Capri make you want to pack your bags immediately. Having been a few times over the last 20 years, it's surprising how little it's actually changed,

The story is almost irrelevant, as you just lie back and let the whole joyful, amusing and colourful experience wash over you. Anyone who doesn't want to visit Capri after this to seek out the Villa del Palazzo Reale has a heart of stone.

It's similar to Three Coins In A Fountain, which has more wonderful Italian travelogue scenery from the 50s, but It Started in Naples is simply more fun.

Update - July 2013. I've just been back to Capri and have specifically looked for the locations of the film. Sophia's "villa" is still there, at the port, although the ground floor is now a shop and the window has been widened. The stairway is the same and the neighbours' balconies are almost identical to the film. Clark's hotel location directly on the Piazzetta in Capri town is easily accessible and the square has changed very little. There are more houses behind the port now and the whole place is now devoted to tourism, but the island is still surprisingly recognisable.
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Sophia Loren and Clark Gable strikes romantic sparks in this comedy romp set amid the beautiful city of Naples and the Isle of Capri. In my opinion Sophia is a great actress and a person who really likes to work hard on her career. She also shows a good music talent when she sings in the bar where she works at night. I reccomend this wonderful movie to everybody who likes Sophia Loren and Clark Gable.
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I loved this film but... Gable and Loren were wonderful and the glitz lived up to its reputation. What was really fascinating was the depictin of post-war American values. The assumption that life in America would be better than in Italy. Best of all was the scene where Gable shows the boy how to make a hamburger and how to eat it. Hmmm... food values have changed a bit. Hindsight tells us that American life for the boy would not be the Utopian dream of Post war hopes. Also, in today's world of very skinny women, Loren was wonderfully curved.
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One of my favorite movies,its all been said,the colour and sharpness of the picture in VistaVision is as good if not better than modern movies,almost 3d in effect.
The scenery is gorgeous,the story is charming as is the little boy in the plot,what a wonderful actor he is.
Sophia is stunningly beautiful as usual,a good actress,Clark is surprisingly funny,still handsome at 60,what a shame he passed away soon after making this film.
As an oldie I do remember seeing this on the big screen with my mum in a beautiful Art Deco Cinema which added to the atmosphere, it was heavenly .
Even though it was made in 1960 the movie still comes across as fresh as the sea breeze in Capri.
A classic light entertainment movie,hugely enjoyable,one has only to see the Youtube clips and the Amazon deals to see how popular this movie still is.
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This 1960 romantic comedy set in the italian city of Capry, near the mediterrean is a true deligth. Gable and Loren are very good in this type of story and the suporting cast is wonderful. With amazing color and nice music the film is very enjoyable and it should deligth not only Gable and Loren fans but also romantic comedy aficcionados.The dvd edition as no extras but the picture quality is great with the original widescreen vista vision clor photography looking fantastic for a 1960 film. So...at this price this is a must own dvd!Enjoy it!
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Ok Sophia is 26 when she made this slap. Gable is in his 60s. By this time Sphia has been paired up with Gary Grant and Alan Ladd in romantic comedy dramas. All three geriatrics.
This movie is a vehicle to get Sophia on the screen doing her Italian street-girl act again - as opposed to her rich sophisticated girl act.
She is gorgeous in it, because she aways brings what is required.
Gable growls and scowls his way through as he had been doing for 30 years or so. And just to soften the slightly dubious plot of the older man lusting after a young chick, we have a wee boy "device" who he is to be father figure to.
Sophia sings and dances in it and shows her beautiful legs as much as they could get away with.
Not as good as Boy on a Dolphin or Arabesque, but for Loren fans it has enough scenes with her in it to make the rest bearable.
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By ode on 17 April 2012
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This film is really old-fashioned. Old-fashioned in a good way. Loren and Gable evoke the atmosphere of post-war Hollywood, the story is as stirring as you'd expect and the setting in Naples and Capri adds enormously. So, as long as you're aware that what you get is the opposite of a state-of-the-art action thriller, you have good chances to enjoy this retro american-italian experience.
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A marvellous, charming film, and with tremendous humour. The little boy's performance is riveting. Look out for the moment that he reaches over Sophia Loren's shoulder, whilst being consoled, to snatch a cigarette up and take a puff. One has to suspect that it couldn't be made nowadays.
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