Light in the Piazza (1962) - Rotten Tomatoes

Light in the Piazza (1962)





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In this melodrama, a wealthy family is divided as to how to care for their daughter. Having suffered an injury as a child, the beautiful young woman has the mentality of a ten year old. While her father wants to institutionalize Clara, her mother encourages her to follow her heart.

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Yvette Mimieux
as Clara Johnson Naccarelli
George Hamilton
as Fabrizio Naccarelli
Rossano Brazzi
as Signor Naccarelli
Barry Sullivan
as Noel Johnson
Isabel Dean
as Miss Hawtree
Moultrie Kelsall
as The Minister
Nancy Nevinson
as Signora Naccarelli
Rosella Spinelli
as Guiseppi Naccarelli
William E. Greene
as The Consular Agent
Robert Rietty
as The Priest
Steve Plytas
as Concierge
Bonas Eugevio
as Policeman
Peppino Demartino
as Train Conductor
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Critic Reviews for Light in the Piazza

All Critics (3)

Delicate handling and the mellow settings of Florence give this unusual story an air of tender romance you'd hardly expect from the subject.

November 17, 2020 | Full Review…

Soap-operatic in theme but elegant in style...

November 4, 2019 | Full Review…

I must confess to an almost insuperable pre- judice after seeing the film's trailer and realising that a gay, romantic story with a happy ending had been made out of a situation as ghoulish as this one seemed to be.

July 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Light in the Piazza


Nice drama in a beautiful setting. Except for the ludicrous casting of George Hamilton as an Italian the film benefits from an excellent cast. Olivia is strong as the worried mother, Rossano dashing and Yvette breathtakingly beautiful like a china doll come to life.

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