Five Branded Women

Five Branded Women is a 1960 Italian-American international co-production film directed by Martin Ritt and produced by Dino De Laurentiis. It featured an international cast including Silvana Mangano, Barbara Bel Geddes, Jeanne Moreau and Vera Miles and was Ritt's only war movie, set during the Nazi occupation of Yugoslavia. Film was shot in Italy and Austria (Klagenfurt).

Five Branded Women
Directed byMartin Ritt
Produced byDino De Laurentiis
Written byIvo Perilli
Michael Wilson
Paul Jarrico
Ugo Pirro (novel)
StarringSilvana Mangano
Barbara Bel Geddes
Jeanne Moreau
Vera Miles
Van Heflin
Richard Basehart
Music byAngelo Francesco Lavagnino
CinematographyGiuseppe Rotunno
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • March 15, 1960 (1960-03-15)
Running time
115 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1,000,000 (US/ Canada)[1]


Yugoslav partisans grimly crop the hair of a village quintet of women believed to have consorted with the occupational Nazis. Four, for various reasons, have indeed - and their seducer is a lone, swaggering sergeant whom the partisans briskly emasculate. Escorted out of town by the sheepish Nazis, the forlorn ladies link up, patriotically and romantically, with a band of tough mountain guerrillas.


See also


  1. "Rental Potentials of 1960", Variety, 4 January 1961 p 47. Please note figures are rentals as opposed to total gross.

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