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Where the Hot Wind Blows (1960)

Where the Hot Wind Blows is a story of illicit passion in a small Italian town. It was based on an award-winning book by Roger Vailland (1907–1965) and originally titled La Legge (1959).  The movie was released in the United States in 1960 with its more seductive title.  It features the sensuous Gina Lollobrigida (1927–) and Marcello Mastroianni (1924–1996). It was scripted and directed by American-born Jules Dassin (1911–2008) who moved to France after being blacklisted by The House Committee on Un-American Activities (HCUA) during the post-World War II, McCarthy era.

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