Cinema: The New Pictures, Feb. 17, 1958

Beautiful but Dangerous* (Malenotti; 20th Century-Fox) is ugly but harmless. The Eastman color print is riotously red —but then it will keep the image of Gina Lollobrigida green in the moviegoer's memory. The words that come out of the loudspeaker bear almost no relation to the movements made by the actors' lips—but then it is comforting to imagine that the actual Italian dialogue is not as silly as the English translation. As for the plot, Scriptwriter Cesare Cavagna has assured the public that it presents the life story of Lina Cavalieri, a well-known Italian soprano in the days before World...

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