|Go Naked in the World|
Theatrical release poster by Reynold Brown
|Directed by||Ranald MacDougall|
Charles Walters (uncredited)
|Produced by||Aaron Rosenberg|
|Written by||Ranald MacDougall|
|Based on||Go Naked in the World|
by Tom T. Chamales
|Music by||Adolph Deutsch|
|Cinematography||Milton R. Krasner|
|Edited by||John McSweeney Jr.|
|March 10, 1961|
Go Naked in the World is a 1961 American drama Metrocolor film in CinemaScope written and directed by Ranald MacDougall and co-directed by an uncredited Charles Walters, produced by Aaron Rosenberg, and starring Gina Lollobrigida, Anthony Franciosa, and Ernest Borgnine. it is based on a 1959 novel of the same name by Tom T. Chamales.
Nick Stratton (Anthony Franciosa) is attempting to find his own way in the world after returning home to San Francisco following a stint in the Army. His father Pete (Ernest Borgnine) is a self-made millionaire and important in the Greek immigrant community. Pete loves his son, but he tries to buy his love and dominate his life like he does his employees and business associates. Nick struggles to assert his own identity, but family pressure and his love for his father are very strong. Pete wants Nick to marry a nice Greek girl, the daughter of a business associate. Nick and Guilietta Cameron (Gina Lollobrigida), however, have already fallen deeply in love, though she is strangely reluctant to continue seeing Nick. He takes her as his date to his parents' wedding anniversary. Pete tells him in no uncertain terms that Guilietta is a prostitute, whose services Pete and many of his friends, who are present at the party, have purchased.
Nick tries to give Guilietta up, but they are madly in love. Everywhere, they go they keep meeting her former clients. Guilietta does everything she can to drive him away, telling him he is just another "John" who now bores her, but she is lying to try to spare him pain. She is devastated when she succeeds. When she sees him in a bar where she has gone with a former client, she deliberately flirts outrageously with every man in the place. Nick gets into a fight dragging men off her and is arrested.
In anguish, Giulietta steals a simple, white dress hanging from a clothesline, hanging her boa scarf in its place. She goes home, puts on the dress and jumps over the balcony to her death in the sea far below.
Nick enters the apartment and looks for Giulietta. He hears a commotion and spots a body face down in the water. Shocked Fisherman pull Giulietta from the water and lay her on the beach. Nick runs through the crowd and embraces her briefly, but the police pull him off as a blanket is laid over her face. Seeing Pete, a distraught Nick tells Pete that Giulietta should have known he would go back for her.
- Gina Lollobrigida as Guilietta Cameron
- Anthony Franciosa as Nick Stratton
- Ernest Borgnine as Pete Stratton
- Luana Patten as Yvonne Stratton
- Will Kuluva as Argus Dlavolos
- Philip Ober as Josh Kebner
- John Kellogg as Cobby, Hotel Detective
- Nancy R. Pollock as Mary Stratton
- Tracey Roberts as Diana
According to MGM records the film recorded a loss of $1,462,000.
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