Aired Wednesday June 23, 6:10pm - 7:50pmon Great Movies Classic +1

The Barefoot Contessa (1954)


The story of Maria Vargas, a Spanish peasant who, thanks to her beauty, rocketed to fame as a movie star. Told in flashback at her funeral, film director Harry Dawes recalls discovering her, PR Oscar Muldoon remembers how she was wooed and then abandoned by Alberto Bravano, and her husband Count Vincenzo Torlato-Favrini recounts how his world crumbled after he revealed a secret.

Cast and crew
  • Joseph MankiewiczDirector
  • Humphrey BogartHarry Dawes
  • Ava GardnerMaria Vargas
  • Edmond O'BrienOscar Muldoon
  • Marius GoringAlberto Bravano
  • Rossano BrazziCount Vincenzo Torlato-Favrini
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