The Secret of Santa Vittoria

The Secret of Santa Vittoria

Director: Stanley Kramer Cast: Anthony Quinn, Anna Magnani, Virna Lisi

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Italo Bombolini (Anthony Quinn) is the mayor of the hillside village of Santa Vittorio. The wine-loving town leader erases a pro-Mussolini slogan when he hears of the fascist being killed and hanged from a meathook. His wife Rosa (Anna Magnani) throws him out of their wine shop when he and his friends celebrate and he gives away too much wine. When he hears the retreating Nazi Army will soon be in town, hundreds of villagers turn out to hide the wine in an old Roman cave. The people work day and night, hiding 1 million bottles just before the Nazis enter the town. SS officers threaten death to anyone who withholds the wine. Italo presents a single bottle to the irate general (Hardy Kruger), as the hapless Germans are powerless to force the villagers to produce the coveted bottles. Not even a pistol to the head of their beloved mayor is effective as the town stands by, watching in complete silence.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/13/2008
UPC: 0883904106357
Original Release: 1969
Rating: PG-13
Source: United Artists
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 2:20:00

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anthony Quinn Italo Bombolini
Anna Magnani Rosa Bombolini
Virna Lisi Caterina Malatesta
Hardy Kruger Sepp Von Prum
Sergio Franchi Tufa
Renato Rascel Babbaluche
Giancarlo Giannini Fabio
Patrizia Valturri Angela
Eduardo Ciannelli Luigi Lunghetti
Leopoldo Trieste Vittorini
Gigi Ballista Padre Polenta
Quinto Parmeggiani Copa
Carlo Caprioli Giovanni Pietrosanto
Wolfgang Jansen Sgt. Zopf
Aldo de Carellis "Old Vines"
Marco Tulli Mazzola
Peter Kuiper Sgt. Traub
Dieter Wilken Hans
Karl Otto Alberty Otto
Gigi Bonos Benedetti
Clelia Matania Julietta
Pippo Lauricella Pulci
Carlo Capannelle Capoferro
Renato Chiantoni Bracolini
Pino Ferrara Dr. Bara
Curt Lowens Col. Scheer
Timothy Donnelly Pvt. Holtzmann
Valentina Cortese Gabriella
Francesco Mule Francocci
Chris Anders Corporal Heinsick

Technical Credits
Stanley Kramer Director,Producer
Robert Clatworthy Production Designer
George Glass Producer
Ernest Gold Score Composer
Ray Gosnell Asst. Director
Earl Herdan Editor
David Hildyard Sound/Sound Designer
Joe King Costumes/Costume Designer
Danny Lee Special Effects
William Lyon Editor
Ben Maddow Screenwriter
William Rose Screenwriter
Giuseppe Rotunno Cinematographer
Ferdinando Ruffo Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Secret of Santa Vittoria
1. Main Titles [3:11]
2. Great News [2:55]
3. Always Right [6:40]
4. Give Them What They Want [5:59]
5. Mayor Bombolini [3:07]
6. Rosas's Scorn [4:02]
7. The Prince [6:02]
8. A Little Information [5:14]
9. Awful News [4:15]
10. 1,317,000... More or Less [5:24]
11. Bucket Brigade [7:55]
12. Class Distinctions [2:15]
13. Executive Decision [5:39]
14. No Promises [3:30]
15. The Last Bottle [3:28]
16. German Occupation [5:09]
17. Butternose [5:45]
18. Mrs. Butternose [3:26]
19. Wine Inventory [8:36]
20. Harassment [2:58]
21. Crime in Progress [2:36]
22. Dinner With Von Prum [6:17]
23. 36 Hours [2:43]
24. My Hero [2:26]
25. The Search [2:40]
26. Illusions [1:43]
27. Leave It to God [5:06]
28. Paid in Full [4:47]
29. Vengeance [4:24]
30. The Contessa [4:05]
31. Parting Gift [5:22]
32. What Kind of People?/End Titles [1:58]

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The Secret of Santa Vittoria 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Mikeydogs More than 1 year ago
Anthony Quinn is hilarious as Mayor Bombolini. Anna Magnani is a powerful actress as always, Hardy Kruger as the German Officer with the mission is somehow a sympathetic character. We knew Sergio Franchi could sing, now we know he can act. Virna Lisi, well what can I say, I'm a guy. Check out a young Giancarlo Giannini. Most of all, the People of the Village of Santa Vittoria will take you to another time and place. Their faces explain it all. I loved this film.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago