Cinema: The New Pictures, Oct. 4, 1954

Bread, Love and Dreams (Titanus; I.F.E.) is a pleasant little Italian-made comedy distinguished only by its star: Gina Lollobrigida. For U.S. moviegoers it provides the first chance to watch Europe's biggest sex bomb (TIME, Aug. 16) in an all-out explosion. The devastation is impressive.

Gina is cast as a peasant girl of the Abruzzi mountains, a sort of cross between Lady Godiva, the farmer's daughter and a merrily uncommon scold. The butt of some pretty rich barnyard humor as she bounces around the countryside on her donkey, Gina gives as good as she gets....

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