The Rose Tattoo
The Rose Tattoo (1955)

Scripted by famed playwright Tennessee Williams, The Rose Tattoo stars Anna Magnani as Serafina Delle Rose, a Sicilian woman who now lives in the American South. As the film opens, she is still mourning the death of her beloved husband,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 21, 2004
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

To conform to the Code, Daniel Mann's version scaled down the raw sexuality in Tennessee Williams' play. In the original work, it was raw passion, but in the film desire is approved only if it leads to marriage.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
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Anna Magnani shines ... but the stagebound feel of the film, and especially some wretched overacting by Burt Lancaster, almost sink it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
Burt Lancaster may get top billing but the real star of this film is the incomparable Anna Magnani. What a performance!
John Ballantine
Anna Magnani is fabulous in whatever she appears in. With Lancaster it is touch and go. Call this one a middling effort. the film is likely held back by society… More
Stefanie C
Tennessee Williams wrote this play for Magnani, so it's no surprise that she shines in this role. Rather than trademark decadence, this South focuses on… More
Linda K. T.
Anna Magnani gives one of the most truthful and poignant performances ever seen on screen. She definitely is the driving force of the film.
jay nixon
Good drama, almost easy going coming from Williams. Magnani gives it her all.