It Happened in the Park

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It Happened in the Park
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Directed byVittorio De Sica
Gianni Franciolini
Produced byGiorgio Agliani
Written bySergio Amidei
Giorgio Bassani
Music byMario Nascimbene
CinematographyMario Bava
Release date
18 December 1953 (Italy)
August 12, 1957 (U.S.)
Running time
98 minutes
Box office675,488 admissions (France)[1]

It Happened in the Park (Italian: Villa Borghese) is a 1953 film directed by Vittorio de Sica and Gianni Franciolini. The film consists of six vignettes set in the Villa Borghese gardens in Rome.[2][3][4]


The story shows the lives of various people from different parts of society who on one particular day, stroll through the park.



  1. ^ "Box Office Success of Gerard Philippe films". Box Office Story.
  2. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876055487.
  3. ^ Paolo Mereghetti. Il Mereghetti - Dizionario dei film. B.C. Dalai Editore, 2010. ISBN 8860736269.
  4. ^ Gianni Canova. Enciclopedia del cinema. Garzanti, 2009. ISBN 881150516X.

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