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The Rose Tattoo (1955)

Unrated
117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

An Italian-American neighborhood in Louisiana is disturbed when truck driver Rosario Delle Rose is killed by police while smuggling. His buxom widow Serafina miscarries, then over a period of years draws more and more into herself, trying ...See moreAn Italian-American neighborhood in Louisiana is disturbed when truck driver Rosario Delle Rose is killed by police while smuggling. His buxom widow Serafina miscarries, then over a period of years draws more and more into herself, trying to force her lovely teenaged daughter Rosa to do likewise. On one eventful day, Rose finally breaks away; Serafina learns of Rosario's affair with another woman; and a new carefree, handsome Italian truck driver enters her life... Written by Rod Crawford See less
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Tennessee Williams (screenplay) (play "The Rose Tattoo") | Hal Kanter (adaptation)
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Updated Dec 12, 1955

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Dec 12, 1955 (United States)

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30 cast members
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Anna Magnani
Serafina Delle Rose Serafina Delle Rose   See fewer
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Burt Lancaster
Alvaro Mangiacavallo Alvaro Mangiacavallo   See fewer
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Marisa Pavan
Rosa Delle Rose Rosa Delle Rose   See fewer
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Ben Cooper
Seaman Jack Hunter Seaman Jack Hunter   See fewer
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Virginia Grey
Estelle Hohengarten Estelle Hohengarten   See fewer
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Jo Van Fleet
Bessie Bessie   See fewer
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Sandro Giglio
Father De Leo Father De Leo   See fewer
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Mimi Aguglia
Assunta Assunta   See fewer
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Albert Adkins
Mario (uncredited) Mario (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don Bachardy
Passenger in Back Seat of Car (uncredited) Passenger in Back Seat of Car (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Chance
Rosario Delle Rose (uncredited) Rosario Delle Rose (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lewis Charles
Taxi Driver (uncredited) Taxi Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roger Gunderson
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jean Hart
Violetta (uncredited) Violetta (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Humbert
Pop Mangiacavallo (uncredited) Pop Mangiacavallo (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorrit Kelton
Schoolteacher (uncredited) Schoolteacher (uncredited)   See fewer
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May Lee
Mamma Shigura - Tattoo Artist (uncredited) Mamma Shigura - Tattoo Artist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Augusta Merighi
Giuseppina (uncredited) Giuseppina (uncredited)   See fewer
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Natalie Murray
Townswoman (uncredited) Townswoman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Virgil Osborne
Taxi Driver (uncredited) Taxi Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Margherita Pasquero
Grandma Mangiacavallo (uncredited) Grandma Mangiacavallo (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rosa Rey
Mariella (uncredited) Mariella (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rossana San Marco
Peppina (uncredited) Peppina (uncredited)   See fewer
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Georgia Simmons
The Strega (uncredited) The Strega (uncredited)   See fewer
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Zolya Talma
Miss Mangiacavallo (uncredited) Miss Mangiacavallo (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Taylor
Grocery Cashier (uncredited) Grocery Cashier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roland Vildo
Salvatore (uncredited) Salvatore (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hal B. Wallis
Man at Mardi Gras Club (uncredited) Man at Mardi Gras Club (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tennessee Williams
Man at Mardi Gras Club (uncredited) Man at Mardi Gras Club (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.2 / 10 | 3,019 votes