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Vittorio De Sica plays the middle-aged marshal Antonio Carotenuto of the Carabinieri in a remote fictional Italian mountain village named Sagliena (actually the village of Castel San Pietro Romano, in Lazio). He's anxious to marry, and selects young Gina Lollobrigida as his bride; but she is already in love with De Sica's shy subordinate Roberto Risso. Mistaking her headstrong behavior as promiscuity, De Sica makes advances towards her, but she spurns him. Forsaking the girl to the arms of Risso, De Sica decides to settle for village midwife Marisa Merlini. Things become more complicated when Annarella, the midwife, starts demonstrating her love to Antonio. She is hiding a secret and the Marshal soon will be in a difficult situation.

  1. Luigi Comencini

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Vittorio De Sica

    Vittorio De Sica

    Maresciallo Carotenuto

  2. Gina Lollobrigida

    Gina Lollobrigida

    La Bersagliera

  3. Marisa Merlini

    Marisa Merlini

    Annarella

  4. Tina Pica

    Tina Pica

    Caramella

  5. Maria Pia Casilio

    Maria Pia Casilio

    Paoletta

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Bread, Love and Dreams
Bread, Love and Dreams

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Original Title Pane, amore e fantasia

Status Released

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  • December 22, 1953
    Theatrical

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Original Language Italian

Runtime 1h 33m

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