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The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Stanley Kramer and produced by Stanley Kramer and George Glass.

Academy Awards 1969 --- Ceremony Number 42 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Film EditingWilliam Lyon, Earle HerdanNominated
Best Music - ScoringErnest GoldNominated
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The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969)

on Nov 14, 2014 From Journeys in Classic Film

The secret in Santa Vittoria is where a million bottles of wine are stashed, a mundane plot for a WWII comedy, right? Director Stanley Kramer, whose work expressed the hilarity and devotion to pride (see It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World), crafts a comedy mired in darkness but able to discover t... Read full article


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Italo Bombolini: "Mathematically"! If I only had a mind like his. *Math-ay-mat-tee-cally*!


[Young Fabio has been caught making love to Bombolini's daughter, Angela]
Italo Bombolini: I'm going to punish that boy so that he remembers it for the rest of his life.
[In the next scene, Fabio and Angela leave the church, having just been married]


Italo Bombolini: [the town council wants to resist German occupation] Every Santa Vittorian has known for the last thousand years: brave men and good wine - they don't last long.


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The Italian crew was so upset over the assassination of Robert Kennedy which occurred during the shoot that they dedicated an extra hour of work in his memory.
During the fight scene when she literally kicks him out of the house, she kicked so hard she broke her foot.
The secret, as in this movie's title, The Secret of Santa Vittoria, was that Italian villagers during Nazi German occupied Italy during World War II were able to keep secret from them one million bottles of wine which were hidden underground.
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