GO NAKED INTO THE WORLD (1960) is a Cinema Trash Classic with Italian sexpot Gina Lollobridga who plays a high priced call girl who comes between a wealthy businessman ( Ernest Bourgnine) and his son ( James Francoisca).The son falls madly in love with her not knowing her past and that his father was once a client. This soapy melodrama is another fine example of what is a Cinema Trash Classic.
Satyakam. A film that gets to me every time. From the innocent age of the 1960s. It's emotional melodrama all right but the film has its heart in the right place. It talks about values like honesty and integrity. The acting of the main players is to be savoured, especially Dharmendra, whose best performance this may be. Hrishikesh Mukherjee is a director who often talks directly to my heart and this is perhaps the best example of that.
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