The Secret of Santa Vittoria
The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969)

In this comedy, based on Robert Crichton's novel, the members of an Italian village endeavor to hide their only source of income, one million bottles of wine, from the German invaders during WW II.

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 29, 1969
DVD Release Date: May 13, 2008
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Carrying charm, suspense, romance, the production offers Anthony Quinn at his seasoned best, a plot and unfoldment that holds the spectator.

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TV Guide

An amusing WW II story.

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Time Out

Lost without a message to sledgehammer home, Kramer turned to bombastic comedy with this World War II yarn.

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Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

Quinn, as always, is the highlight in this fine Stanley Kramer production.

Vincent Canby
New York Times

There's not one affecting, surprising or spontaneous moment in the picture.

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The sort of film you usually fall asleep in front of on a Sunday afternoon -- later to wish you'd stayed awake for the outcome.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
A charming cast invigorates this predictable tale of small town Italian mountain villagers outwitting the mean old greedy Nazis at the end of WWll, hiding a… More