The World Condemns Them (1953)

Il mondo le condanna (original title)
Forced by her lover to sell her body, Renata is saved from a suicide attempt by Paolo Martelli, an engineer. She asks him to help her find a job. When Paolo's wife humiliates her, Renata gains revenge by seducing the woman's husband.


Gianni Franciolini


Suso Cecchi D'Amico (scenario), Diego Fabbri (story & scenario) | 5 more credits »


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Credited cast:
Alida Valli ... Renata Giustini
Amedeo Nazzari ... Paolo Martelli
Serge Reggiani ... André
Claude Nollier Claude Nollier ... Maria Martelli - la moglie di Paolo
Franco Interlenghi ... Franco
Laura Solari ... Signora Balestra
Bianca Doria Bianca Doria ... La madre di Renata
Duilio D'Amore Duilio D'Amore ... Silvano - Il padre di Renata
Norma Meneghini Norma Meneghini
Mariliana Delli Mariliana Delli
Rosetta Pasquini Rosetta Pasquini ... Rosetta (as Rosetta Pasquino)
Mariemma Bardi Mariemma Bardi ... Fashion Show Assistant
Liliana Bonfatti Liliana Bonfatti ... Nina Swanson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pasquale Martino Pasquale Martino
Arnaldo Piacenti Arnaldo Piacenti


Renata, a prostitute, is expelled from France where she practiced the oldest profession in the world. Back in Italy, she tries to commit suicide but a rich engineer, Paolo Martelli, saves her life. Martelli, who is married to Maria, falls in love with Renata and he starts an affair with her. While Paolo tries to break up with his wife, the former prostitute finds a job with a fashion designer, but Mrs Martelli comes to her place of work to make a scene to her and causes her to be fired... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Drama | Romance


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Italy | France



Release Date:

7 March 1953 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Die von der Liebe leben See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Italian censorship visa # 13783 delivered on 25-2-1953. See more »


Referenced in We, the Women (1953) See more »

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