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Wild Is the Wind

Wild Is the Wind represents a (maybe deliberate) reversal of the state of affairs in The Rose Tattoo (1955). Whereas in Tattoo, Anna Magnani performed a widow who might by no means discover a man to measure as much as her late husband, in Wind her character, Giola, marries widowed rancher Gino (Anthony Quinn), who’s haunted by the reminiscence of his first partner. The state of affairs is dicier in Wind, since Italian immigrant Gino’s deceased spouse was Giola’s sister. Ultimately tiring of her husband’s temper swings, Giola turns to his son, Bene (Anthony Franciosa), for emotional and sexual gratification. A Hollywood approximation of the Italian neorealist college of filmmaking, Wild Is the Wind was primarily based on Furia, a narrative by Vittorio Nino Novarese. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Duration: 114 min

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IMDb: 7.1