The Sign of Venus

The Sign of Venus (Italian: Il segno di Venere) is a 1955 Italian comedy film directed by Dino Risi and starring Sophia Loren. It was entered into the 1955 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

The Sign of Venus
Directed byDino Risi
Produced byMarcello Girosi
Written byEdoardo Anton
Luigi Comencini
Franca Valeri
Ennio Flaiano
Dino Risi
StarringFranca Valeri
Sophia Loren
Raf Vallone
Vittorio De Sica
Tina Pica
Alberto Sordi
Leopoldo Trieste
Music byRenzo Rossellini
CinematographyCarlo Montuori
Release date
2 March 1955 (1955-03-02)
Running time
100 minutes


The plot is of a attractive woman Sophia Loren named Agnese, who has many men who woo her and has a place with her cousin Cesira Franca Valeri, who has the opposite problem with men and wishes she would also have men woo her. There is Alessio Spano Vittorio De Sica as a poet in need of money, and Romolo Proietti Alberto Sordi as a car dealer who deals in stolen cars.



  1. "Festival de Cannes: The Sign of Venus". Retrieved 2009-02-01.

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