Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Farewell, My Beautiful Naples (Adio, Mia Bella Napoli) was the first postwar effort by director Mario Bonnard, whose career had begun in 1909 (and would continue well into the early '60s!) Set at the turn of the century, the story concerns a young composer named Carlo Sanna (Fosco Giachetti) who falls in love with an American tourist named Roberta Sullivan (Vera Carmi). Complicating things is temperamental opera star Yvonne (Clelia Matania), who has set her cap for the handsome Sanna. The plot is an excuse for a cinematic sightseeing tour of Naples, Pompeii, Amalfi and Capri. At 100 minutes, Farewell, My Beautiful Naples was a bit too long for American tastes.