BITTER RICE [RIZ AMARO] (1949)$300.00
Vintage original 11 x 14″ (28 x 35 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photos, USA. Vittoria Gassman, Doris Dowling, Silvana Mangano, dir: Giuseppe De Santis; Lux Films. Story of a criminal couple on the run, she gets work in a group of rice workers and meets another woman who is waiting for her soldier boyfriend to be discharged. The two couples then join forces and embark on a complicated story of romance, robbery and murder. One of the classics of Italian Neo-Realism, the film had an American release in September of 1950.
In still BT-41, Silvana Mangano is at center of the rice workers. There is quite a bit of wear at the top left side of the image including loss of emulsion to the blank white margin. Tanning down the right side margin. Signs of wear. Crease and pinhole to top left corner, a few pinholes along the bottom white margin. VERY GOOD.