The Secret of Santa Vittoria. 1969. USA. Directed by Stanley Kramer. Written by Ben Maddow, William Rose, based on the novel by Robert Crichton. With Anthony Quinn, Anna Magnani, Virna Lisi. 139 min.
The Italian village of Santa Vittoria must figure out a way to save their precious wine reserves from destruction by the Nazis. Mayor Bombolino is not very shrewd, but he works successfully with the townsfolk to squirrel the wine away from the occupiers. The citizens of Santa Vittoria are decent and hardworking but no match for the power of the Nazis…except when it comes to saving their wine! Print courtesy UCLA Film & Television Archive.