Cinema: The New Pictures, Aug. 15, 1960

It Started in Naples (Shavelson-Rose; Paramount) ends, at least as far as its interest for adults is concerned, when Clark Gable and Sophia Loren engage in a water ballet pas de deux in the Blue Grotto. But this foolishness does not occur until fairly late in the film, and what precedes it is noisy, cheerful and frequently funny. A good part of the reason is a nine-year-old rowdy named Marietto, who plays an Italian urchin and clowns well enough to deserve two names.

Gable is a Philadelphia lawyer who flies to Naples to wind up the affairs of a black-sheep brother who...

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