The Miller's Beautiful Wife

The Miller's Beautiful Wife (Italian: La bella mugnaia) is a 1955 Italian comedy film directed by Mario Camerini.[1]

The Miller's Beautiful Wife (La bella mugnaia)
Film poster
Directed byMario Camerini
Produced byDino De Laurentiis
Carlo Ponti
Written byAugusto Camerini
Mario Camerini
Sandro Continenza
Ennio De Concini
Ivo Perilli
StarringVittorio De Sica
Sophia Loren
CinematographyEnzo Serafin
Edited byGisa Radicchi Levi
Release date
  • 27 October 1955 (1955-10-27)
Running time
95 minutes


Luca (Marcello Mastroianni) is a man who runs a mill and he is married to Carmela (Sophia Loren), a beautiful wife, set in Naples in 1860. But his wife's beauty catches the eye of Don Teofilo the Governor (Vittorio De Sica), who sets about to have Carmela. He has Luca arrested on trumped up charges, and then tries seduce Carmella. She resists, so he tells her he can free Luca, but there are strings attached.



  1. "NY Times: The Miller's Beautiful Wife". NY Retrieved 17 March 2009.
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