The Wayward Wife (1953)

02/18/1953 (IT) ComedyDrama 1h 49m
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The ever-growing popularity of Gina Lollobrigida was a decided box-office asset when the Italian La Provinciale was distributed to the U.S. as The Wayward Wife. Lollobrigida acquits herself quite nicely in the tensely dramatic role of a much-put-upon small-town girl named Cemma. Seduced by a lad who turns out to be a relative, Cemma is tossed out of her home. Seeking security, she impulsively marries bookish science professor Franco Vagnuzzi (Gabriele Ferzetti). Bored by her marriage, Cemma doesn't realize the true value of her loving husband until it's almost too late. The original 118-minute run time was reduced for U.S. release.

  1. Mario Soldati

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Alberto Moravia


  3. Sandro De Feo


  4. Jean Ferry


  5. Giorgio Bassani


Top Billed Cast

  1. Gina Lollobrigida

    Gina Lollobrigida

    Germaine Foresi

  2. Gabriele Ferzetti

    Gabriele Ferzetti

    Franco Vagnuzzi

  3. Franco Interlenghi

    Franco Interlenghi

    Paolo Sartori

  4. Alda Mangini

    Alda Mangini

    Elvira Coceanu

  5. Renato Baldini

    Renato Baldini

    Luciano Vittoni - L'amante di Gemma

  6. Marilyn Buferd

    Marilyn Buferd

    Anna Sartori (as Marylin Buferd)

  7. Alfredo Carpegna

    Il conte Sartori (uncredited)

  8. Barbara Berg


  9. Nanda Primavera

    Nanda Primavera

    La signora Foresi, madre di Gemma

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The Wayward Wife
The Wayward Wife

Original Title La provinciale

Status Released

Original Language Italian

Budget -

Revenue -


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