The Beach (1954 film)

The Beach (Italian: La spiaggia) also internationally released as Riviera and The Boarder) is a 1954 French-Italian comedy drama film directed by Alberto Lattuada and starring Martine Carol, Raf Vallone and Mario Carotenuto.[1][2] In 2008 the film was selected to enter the list of the 100 Italian films to be saved.[3][4]

The Beach
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Directed byAlberto Lattuada
Written byLuigi Malerba
Rodolfo Sonego
Charles Spaak
Alberto Lattuada
StarringMartine Carol
Raf Vallone
Mario Carotenuto
CinematographyMario Craveri
Edited byMario Serandrei
Music byPiero Piccioni
Titanus Film
Gamma Film
Distributed byTitanus Film
Release date
25 February 1954
Running time
102 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art director Dario Cecchi. It was shot at the Titanus Studios in Rome and on location around Savona in Liguria.


At a luxury resort on the Italian coast, a prostitute takes her young daughter for a vacation but tries to conceal her true profession from her fellow guests. She is courted by the local mayor, before her past is exposed to the gossipy society of the resort.



  1. ^ Callisto Cosulich (1985). I Film di Alberto Lattuada. Gremese Editore, 1985. ISBN 8876051872.
  2. ^ Adriano Aprà (2009). Alberto Lattuada: il cinema e i film. Marsilio, 2009. ISBN 978-8831797771.
  3. ^ Massimo Borriello (4 March 2008). "Cento film e un'Italia da non dimenticare". Movieplayer. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Ecco i cento film italiani da salvare". Corriere della Sera. 28 February 2008. Retrieved 19 April 2013.


  • Bayman, Louis. Directory of World Cinema: Italy. Intellect Books, 2011.

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