The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969) - Rotten Tomatoes

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The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969)




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In this comedy, based on Robert Crichton's novel, the members of an Italian village endeavor to hide their only source of income, one million bottles of wine, from the German invaders during WW II.

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Anthony Quinn
as Italo Bombolini
Anna Magnani
as Rosa Bombolini
Virna Lisi
as Caterina Malatesta
Hardy Krüger
as Sepp Von Prum
Renato Rascel
as Babbaluche
Eduardo Ciannelli
as Luigi Lunghetti
Gigi Ballista
as Padre Polenta
Carlo Caprioli
as Giovanni Pietrosanto
Francesco Mulé
as Francocci
Wolfgang Jansen
as Sgt. Zopf
Aldo de Carellis
as `Old Vines'
Marco Tulli
as Mazzola
Chris Anders
as Cpl. Heinsick
Peter Kuiper
as Sgt. Traub
Gigi Bonos
as Benedetti
Pino Ferrara
as Dr. Bara
Timothy Donnelly
as Pvt. Holtzmann
Curt Lowens
as Col. Scheer
Tim Donnelly
as Pvt. Holtzmann
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Critic Reviews for The Secret of Santa Vittoria

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

Carrying charm, suspense, romance, the production offers Anthony Quinn at his seasoned best, a plot and unfoldment that holds the spectator.

November 7, 2007 | Full Review…

Lost without a message to sledgehammer home, Kramer turned to bombastic comedy with this World War II yarn.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

There's not one affecting, surprising or spontaneous moment in the picture.

May 9, 2005 | Rating: 1.5/5

[Kramer] strikes me as a director at once tone-deaf and color-blind and compensating for those defects by endlessly kicking us in the slats and gouging us in the eye.

November 1, 2021 | Full Review…

Silly, even when it is under incredible duress.

July 2, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

An amusing WW II story.

November 7, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Secret of Santa Vittoria


A charming cast invigorates this predictable tale of small town Italian mountain villagers outwitting the mean old greedy Nazis at the end of WWll, hiding a lot of wine that the Krauts want to appropriate. Quinn, Magnani, and Giannini shine.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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