Bitter Rice Overview:

Bitter Rice (1949) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by Giuseppe de Santis and produced by Dino De Laurentiis.

Academy Awards 1950 --- Ceremony Number 23 (source: AMPAS)

Best WritingGiuseppe De Santis, Carlo LizzaniNominated

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Bitter Rice (1949)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 23, 2022 From 4 Star Films

Doris Dowling has a name that sticks out in the opening credits for the very reason she was an American actress and she offered up a particularly memorable role as Alan Ladd’s vitriolic wife in The Blue Dahlia. Here she’s an Italian playing the moll of a two-bit hoodlum wanted by the pol... Read full article

BITTER RICE (Riso Amaro) 1949

By Mark on Mar 15, 2011 From Where Danger Lives

Giuseppe De Santis’s 1949 film Bitter Rice (Riso Amaro) is powerful, exciting stuff. It’s a bewildering, multi-layered, and voyeuristic experience that borrows from so many different film styles, particularly American film noir, that it defies categorization. While it’s usually eas... Read full article

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The Italian word "riso" has two meanings. One meaning is "rice" and the other being "laughter." The title "Bitter Rice" can just as easily be translated as "Bitter Laughter."
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Best Writing Oscar 1950

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