R | | Comedy, Drama
A series of comedic and nostalgic vignettes set in a 1930s Italian coastal town.
The first movie ever released on home video in the "letterbox" format (on an RCA SelectaVision CED videodisc, January, 1984), preceding the letterbox laserdisc release of Woody Allen's Manhattan (1979) by eight months.
Aurelio Biondi, Titta's Father: When the puffballs come, cold winter's almost gone.
The banners promoting the Mille Miglia indicate that it was the seventh event (VII). However, the seventh running of the event was in 1933, and Beau Geste was not released until 1939. The Mille Miglia was not held in 1939.
An exclusive digital restoration of the film was done by Criterion in 1995 for their laserdisc. The disc contains a before-and-after demonstration of the restoration process and has the option of either the original Italian soundtrack or the English-dubbed soundtrack.
Music by Aram Khachaturyan
Italian, Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
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