Wild Is the Wind Poster

Release Date: 1957

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary
Gioia (Anna Magnani) leaves Italy for a ranch in Nevada, where she makes a new life with husband Gino (Anthony Quinn), her sister's widower. Gioia and Gino quickly find themselves at odds over her use of Italian and his treatment of animals. When it becomes clear that Gino still pines for his late wife, Gioia begins an affair with ranch hand Bene (Anthony Franciosa). Gino finds out and plans to send Gioia back to Italy, as his brother tries to make Gino think twice about his rash decision.

Cast: Anna Magnani, Anthony Quinn, Anthony Franciosa, Dolores Hart, Joseph Calleia, Lili Valenty, James Flavin, Dick Ryan

Director: George Cukor

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Paramount

Keywords: Marriage, Temptation, Love, Wife, Intense, Daughter, 1950s, Forbidden love, Emotional


Nominated Foreign Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1958)
Nominated Music (Song)
Nominated Actress
Nominated Actor
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama