Naked Maja
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Naked Maja
The slow pacing of this fanciful tale about the life and one reputed love of the Spanish artist Francisco Goya makes for an uneven drama. Anthony Franciosa is the artist, and Ava Gardner plays his paramour, the Duchess of Alba. While the Prime Minister of Spain schemes to betray his country to Napoleon's forces and the Spanish Inquisition is winding to a close (overplayed here) Goya is trying to survive the pangs of love he feels for the aloof Duchess. In reality, the artist was seriously ill during this period -- in the last decade of the 18th century -- and actually went deaf. But… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Taking liberties with history, this kitschy biopic of Goya is a mishmash, but Ava Gardner's beauty (and her lush wardrobe)is worth thr price of admission."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"It has as much going for it in depth as a kindergarten drawing."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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