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Full of Life (1956)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 26 April 1957 (France)
Writer Nick and his wife Emily are expecting their first child. When a necessary home repair proves too costly to afford, Nick must swallow his pride and visit his father, a proud immigrant... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Quine

Writers:

John Fante (screen play), John Fante (based on his novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Judy Holliday ... Emily Rocco
Richard Conte ... Nick Rocco
Salvatore Baccaloni Salvatore Baccaloni ... Papa Vittorio Rocco
Esther Minciotti ... Mama Pauletta Rocco
Joe De Santis ... Father Gondolfo
Silvio Minciotti Silvio Minciotti ... Joe Muto
Penny Santon Penny Santon ... Carla Rocco
Arthur Lovejoy Arthur Lovejoy ... Mr. Jameson
Eleanor Audley ... Mrs. Jameson
Trudy Marshall ... Nora Gregory
Walter Conrad Walter Conrad ... John Gregory
Sam Gilman ... Dr. Atchison
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Storyline

Writer Nick and his wife Emily are expecting their first child. When a necessary home repair proves too costly to afford, Nick must swallow his pride and visit his father, a proud immigrant stonemason with whom he has a difficult relationship, and ask him to do the work. Confronting the issues of religion and family tradition which have separated father and son causes Nick and Emily to reevaluate their lives and the things they value most. Written by scgary66

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To heck with modest! THIS IS A GREAT MOVIE! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

26 April 1957 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Alle Sehnsucht dieser Welt See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Esther Minciotti and Richard Conte, who play mother and son, died exactly 13 years apart, on April 15th (Esther in 1962, Richard in 1975). See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Dead Talk Back (1994) See more »

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Great little flick
25 October 2000 | by artzauSee all my reviews

This movie is a sleeper. Coming at a time when "homey" [not in the modern gangbanger sense of the term] was in vogue. A pregnant woman wants an addition to her house for the new baby and gets her father-in-law, the great opera singer, Salvatore Baccaloni, a carpenter with old fashioned Italian family values, to do the work, over her husband's (Richard Conte)reservations. Holliday was at her peak after her brush with the McCarthy witch hunters and gives a great performance in this display of cross-cultural and cross-ethnic clashes of values. A fun, entertaining movie. See it. Enjoy. Feel good for a change.


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