Teresa Venerdi (1941)

Genres - Comedy, Comedy Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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Doctor Beware was the U.S.-released title of Vittorio DeSica's 1941 effort Teresa Venerdi. DeSica not only directed, but played the leading role of orphanage official Dr. Vignali. The thinnish storyline finds the good doctor becoming romantically involved with three women. It is up to orphaned girl Teresa Venerdi (Adriana Benedetti) to untangle all the plot lines--and, as a bonus, to come to the financial rescue of the improvident Vignali. When the film was released to the U.S. in 1951, supporting actress Anna Magnani, cast in a secondary role as one of Dr. Vignali's amours, was given star billing.

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doctor, fiancee, love-quadrangle, mistress, orphan