La Ragazza Del Palio (1957)

Run Time - 104 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy  |  
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Diana Dors, Britain's equivalent to Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield, is virtually the whole show in La Ragazza del Palio (The Girl and the Palio). Diana plays Diana Wilson, a Texas gal who wins a trip to Italy from a radio quiz program. The minute she alights from the plane, our heroine is besieged by predatory males, most of them fortune-hunters. When True Love arrives in the form of impoverished Italian prince Vittorio Gassman, Diana nearly loses her man by coming on too strong. Somehow the plot is resolved happily when Diana's horse beats the Prince's at the annual Palio Race (it makes more sense on screen). La Ragazza del Palio was lavishly filmed on location at Siena, San Gimignano and Tuscany.

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fortune-hunter, love, love-conquers-all, poverty, prince, romance, trip