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3.0
20 Ratings

Light in the Piazza

Directed by Guy Green
United States, 1962
Drama, Romance

Synopsis

Upper class Americans Noel and Meg Johnson have a twenty-six year old daughter named Clara Johnson. Clara suffered a head injury as a child which resulted in her being mentally disabled.

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Light in the Piazza Directed by Guy Green

Awards & Festivals

BAFTA Awards

1963 | Nominee: Best Foreign Actor

What are people saying?

  • Howard Fritzson's rating of the film Light in the Piazza

    I am not sure why I enjoy this film. The book is better but the movie has a satisfying inevitability. Firstly, Yvette Mimieux is the image of a storybook princess. Italy is a beautiful background. Olivia de Havilland even with her sluggish delivery is a graceful presence. Rossano Brazzi acts the protective father with some subtlety. George Hamilton is goofy but endearing. There is plenty wrong with the film. Still...

  • SpacePirate's rating of the film Light in the Piazza

    Not a perfect film, but def unique in that mental problems and development issues were not exactly box office gold, or even attempted, in the 60s. I am a Mimieux (spelling?) fan, Time Machine, Where The Boys Are, etc and she really plays her part well. Hamilton is a bore and a big detraction imo. Miscast is an understatement. All in all a decent flick