The Secret of Santa Vittoria Poster

Release Date: 1969

DVD Release Date: May 13th, 2008

PG|2 hr 20 min

Plot Summary
In Santa Vittoria, an Italian town renowned for its vineyards, the residents discover that the occupying Nazi troops plan to take all their wine for themselves. Determined to keep as many bottles as they can, the citizens, led by Mayor Italo Bombolini (Anthony Quinn), try to appease the Germans by offering them a generous number of cases and hiding the rest. Unfortunately, the Nazi leader, Captain Von Prum (Hardy Kruger), realizes that there is more wine, and becomes intent on finding it.

Cast: Anthony Quinn, Anna Magnani, Virna Lisi, Hardy Krüger, Sergio Franchi, Renato Rascel, Giancarlo Giannini, Valentina Cortese

Director: Stanley Kramer

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: United Artists

Keywords: Amusing, Small town, 1940s, Underdog, Inspiring, Deception, Endearing, Quest


Nominated Music (Original Score - for a Motion Picture [not a Musical])
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy