"Go Naked in the World" (1961)--Starring Gina Lollobrigida, Anthony Franciosa, and Ernest Borgnine. Written and directed by Ranald MacDougall.
This one is early 60's MGM melodrama, and full of howlers.
As the film begins, Julie (Lollobrigida) gets out of a limousine, accompanied by an older man. A "sister" on the street, dressed all in red, winks at her. Message sent to audience. Julie and companion enter the fancy restaurant. Her escort has to leave. Julie sits in a booth. Nick (Franciosa), who has just finished an enlistment in the Army, catches sight of her. Despite her brushing him off like a fly, he persists in trying to make a date with her. They proceed to her place and sleep together as an ending to their first date. It never dawns on Nick that Julie is anything other than a "nice" girl, despite numerous hints given him. Their romance proceeds from there.
A few of the films' memorable lines;
Julie to companion :"I haven't been alone since I was twelve years old".
Nicks father Pete (Borgnine) to Nick: "Spit on me for luck".
Nick's clueless mother Mary (Nancy R. ****) to Julie, at her 30th wedding anniversary party--"Everybody is staring" (with good reason, as it turns out).
Nick to Julie, after he's found out the terrible truth--"I'll never get clean again!"
Julie to Nick, after he's asked how many men she's been with--"Why count waves in the ocean?"
Lollobrigida is ok as Julie, and has a way with a sarcastic line. Franciosa is just terrible as Nick; nobody is that stupid. Borgnine yells his way through his part, but manages some good acting in his few quiet scenes.
Check out the portrait above Lollobrigida's bed in the two scenes where it's shown. It looks like a fuzzy picture of Elizabeth Taylor in her slip from "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (1958), The artist didn't even bother to change the hair color.
If you like melodramas to laugh at, this film's for you. 2.7/4.
Edit--Otto censored the actress's name.