Cinema: The New Pictures, Apr. 25, 1955

Mambo (Ponti De Laurentiis; Paramount) is offered as "the exalting story of a slum girl who attains integrity through her experiences with men and her love of the dance." Still, it might be advisable to have a look at the picture before showing a print to the kiddies. Giovanna (Silvana Mangano) is a Venetian shopgirl. In the daytime she displays her glamorous glass for the customers; at night she is ready for broader interests. But Mario (Vittorio Gassman), her boy friend, is primarily interested in a phony buck,...

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