Cinema: Strictly Honorable

Gina Lollobrigida is a well-curved, 24-year-old Italian film star whose appearance in a tight sweater has pulled many a man's eyes over the wool. RKO's Howard Hughes has signed her to a contract; LIFE made her a cover girl. In Rome last week, Gina's lawyer was in court, fighting for her honor.

The cad, said the lawyer, was Enrico de Boccard, a writer for Rome's weekly Meridiano d'ltalia, who had reviewed Gina's picture, Achtung Banditi (Beware of Bandits). Wrote De Boccard: "The only thing of any continuity [in the picture] consists of [Gina's] breasts...

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