Wild Is the Wind
Wild is the Wind is a 1957 film directed by George Cukor and starring Anna Magnani, Anthony Quinn and Anthony Franciosa. It tells the story of an American rancher who, after his wife dies, goes to Italy to marry her sister, but finds that she falls in love with his young ranch hand.
|Wild is the Wind|
|Directed by||George Cukor|
|Produced by||Hal B. Wallis|
|Written by||Arnold Schulman|
|Music by||Dimitri Tiomkin|
|Edited by||Warren Low|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
Gino (Anthony Quinn) is a sheepherder in Nevada who travels to Italy to marry Gioia (Anna Magnani), the sister of his wife, who died a number of years previously.
He brings her back to his ranch, but struggles with the memory of his dead wife, even calling Gioia by his last wife's name. With Gino feeling disappointed with her, Gioia feels neglected and resentful that she is constantly being compared with her late sister and found wanting.
She turns outside of her marriage to fulfill her needs and has an affair with Bene (Anthony Franciosa), a ranch hand whom Gino raised from boyhood and considers as almost a son.
Only then does Gino realize how much he needs Gioia; he pleads with her to stay at the ranch instead of returning to Italy.
- Anna Magnani as Gioia
- Anthony Quinn as Gino
- Anthony Franciosa as Bene
- Joseph Calleia as Alberto
- Dolores Hart as Angela/Angie
- Lili Valenty as Teresa
- James Flavin as Wool Buyer
- Dick Ryan as Priest
- Iphigenie Castiglioni as Party Guest
- Joseph Vitale as Party Guest
- Ruth Lee as Party Guest
- Frances Morris as Party Guest
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