The Most Wonderful Moment

The Most Wonderful Moment (Italian: Il momento più bello) is a 1957 Italian drama film directed by Luciano Emmer.[1]

The Most Wonderful Moment
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Film poster
Directed byLuciano Emmer
Written bySergio Amidei
Luciano Emmer
Glauco Pellegrini
Ugo Pirro
Vasco Pratolini
Produced byGiorgio Agliani
StarringMarcello Mastroianni
CinematographyLuciano Trasatti
Edited byJolanda Benvenuti
Music byNino Rota
Release date
  • 21 March 1957 (1957-03-21)
Running time
92 minutes

This drama deals with natural childbirth, and was described as "clinically pure, informative, edifying and, on occasion, tenderly dramatic". Pietro is in love with a nurse; they keep their affair secret until she falls pregnant. Worried that marriage will affect his career, she prepares for the upcoming childbirth.[2]



  1. ^ "NY Times: The Most Wonderful Moment". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2012. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2009.
  2. ^ Weiler, A. H. (1 June 1959). "Movie Review - Il Momento Piu Bello - Screen: Natural Birth; The Most Wonderful Moment' Bows -". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 16 February 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2009.

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