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)
|Best Film Editing||William Lyon, Earle Herdan||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Ernest Gold||Nominated|
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: [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.
Italo Bombolini: It's nice to have a hot meal before you die.
Rosa Bombolini: You aren't going to die.
Italo Bombolini: I'm the mayor, no? The Germans come. I greet them. They threaten me! I spit in their face! They put a pistol to my head and blow out my brains!
Rosa Bombolini: Why would they put a pistol to your head? The whole world knows Bombolini's brains are in his ass.
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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.
During the fight scene when she literally kicks him out of the house, she kicked so hard she broke her foot.
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