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La strada - Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart, Federico Fellini

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Movie propaganda

There has never been a face quite like that of Giulietta Masina. Her husband, the legendary Federico Fellini, directs her as Gelsomina in La strada, the film that launched them both to international stardom.

Gelsomina is sold by her mother into the employ of Zampanò (Anthony Quinn), a brutal strongman in a travelling circus. When Zampanò encounters an old rival in high-wire artist The Fool (Richard Basehart), his fury is provoked to its breaking point.

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film Italy drama Italian circus

Persons of interest

  • Anthony Quinn .... Zampanò
  • Giulietta Masina .... Gelsomina
  • Richard Basehart .... The Fool
  • Aldo Silvani .... Mr Giraffe
  • Marcella Rovere .... The Widow
  • Livia Venturini .... The Sister
  • Tullio Pinelli .... Storywriter
  • Ennio Flaiano .... Screenwriter
  • Tullio Pinelli .... Screenwriter
  • Federico Fellini .... Screenwriter
  • Federico Fellini .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

  • La strada official movie site
  • La strada production notes
  • La strada QuickTime movie trailers
  • Awards and film festivals:
    • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS - Oscars) 1957: Won: Best Foreign Language Film (Italy); Nominated: Oscar: Best Writing, Best Screenplay - Original (Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli)
    • British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) 1956: Nominated: Best Film from any Source (Italy), Best Foreign Actress (Giulietta Masina, Italy)
    • Blue Ribbon Awards 1958: Won: Best Foreign Language Film (Federico Fellini)
    • Bodil Awards 1956: Won: Best European Film (Federico Fellini)
    • Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain 1958: Won: Best Foreign Film (Italy)
    • Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists 1955: Won: Silver Ribbon: Best Director (Federico Fellini), Best Producer (Dino De Laurentiis, Carlo Ponti)
    • Kinema Junpo Awards 1957: Won: Best Foreign Language Film (Federico Fellini)
    • New York Film Critics Circle 1956: Won: Best Foreign Language Film (Italy)
    • Venice Film Festival 1954: Won: Silver Lion (Federico Fellini); Nominated: Golden Lion (Federico Fellini)
  • NB: Italian language dialogue with English language subtitles, black and white images
  • Studios and distributors:

Intelligence analyst

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Theatrical report

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Surveillance time

104 minutes (1:44 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 4 November 2004

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