The Most Wonderful Moment

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The Most Wonderful Moment
Il momento piu bello 1957.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Luciano Emmer
Produced by Giorgio Agliani
Written by Sergio Amidei
Luciano Emmer
Glauco Pellegrini
Ugo Pirro
Vasco Pratolini
Starring Marcello Mastroianni
Music by Nino Rota
Cinematography Luciano Trasatti
Edited by Jolanda Benvenuti
Release date
  • 21 March 1957 (1957-03-21)
Running time
92 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

The Most Wonderful Moment (Italian: Il momento più bello) is a 1957 Italian drama film directed by Luciano Emmer.[1]

This drama deals with natural childbirth, and was described as "clinically pure, informative, edifying and, on occasion, tenderly dramatic". Pietro, a young champion of natural childbirth, is in love with a nurse; they keep their affair secret until she falls pregnant. Worried that marriage will affect his career, she participates in breathing exercises, physical training and lectures explaining the physiology of parturition.[2]



  1. ^ "NY Times: The Most Wonderful Moment". NY Retrieved 2009-03-21. 
  2. ^ Weiler, A. H. (1959-06-01). "Movie Review - Il Momento Piu Bello - Screen: Natural Birth; The Most Wonderful Moment' Bows -". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-03-21. [dead link]

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