• The Rose Tattoo (1955)

The Rose Tattoo

Release Date: December 12th, 1955

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary

Based on a play by Tennessee Williams, this classic drama centers on Serafina (Anna Magnani), a widowed Sicilian woman living in the American South who is left devastated by the death of her husband. Grief turns her into a recluse, however she is drawn back into the world when she learns of her late husband's infidelities. Meanwhile, the arrival of a new lodger, handsome truck driver Alvaro (Burt Lancaster), offers hope of a new love in her life.

Cast: Anna Magnani, Burt Lancaster, Marisa Pavan, Ben Cooper, Virginia Grey, Jo Van Fleet, Sandro Giglio, Mimi Aguglia

Director: Daniel Mann

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Brooding, Daughter, Passionate, Husband, House, 1950s, Melodramatic, Love, Fall, Transformation, Deception


Nominated Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)
Nominated Foreign Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1957)
Winner Art Direction (Black-and-White)
Nominated Best Motion Picture
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner Cinematography (Black-and-White)
Nominated Film Editing
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Costume Design (Black-and-White)