Any film Sophia makes is five stars!
Marriage Italian-Style (Italian: Matrimonio all'italiana) is a 1964 film which tells the story of a successful businessman who kept a woman as his mistress for several years and now plans to marry another woman until his mistress pretends to be on her deathbed to induce him to marry her before she dies. It stars Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni and Vito Moricone.
One of the movie's most memorable moments is when the Mastroianni character is speaking on the phone with his new flame, shortly after having married the "moribund" Filumena. As he reassures his fiancee that death is near, a wild-eyed and vengeful Filumena emerges from the shadows behind him and exclaims in Neapolitan that she is in fact alive and well, the Madonna having taken pity on her.
The movie was adapted by Leonardo Benvenuti, Renato Castellani, Piero De Bernardi and Tonino Guerra from the play Filumena Marturano by Eduardo De Filippo. It was directed by Vittorio De Sica.
It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best...