IT is hard to say what sort of idiots Ranald MacDougall takes all of us to be, but he certainly insults our intelligence with his new film, "Go Naked in the World. Here is a film that its producer—not the censor, not anybody else; just its producer—should have taken out and burned. In the first place, it insults our intelligence by expecting us to accept its initially all-important premise, which is to the effect that a young, sophisticated Army officer, who not unbelievably boasts that he has "learned to make love in twelve languages," should come home to San Francisco where his father is a rich and powerful man , pick up a flashy woman in a plushy restaurant, go to her apartment and spend the night with her, fall in love with her and never suspect—never even have the slightest glimmer—that she is the fanciest call-girl in town. Armand may have been that simple when he took up with Camille. But who's going to believe an Army skirt-hound, played by Anthony Franciosa, no less, could be that sublimely stupid in this all-knowing day and age, especially with the telephone ringing often and the girl significantly knocking it off the hook!
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Browse our picks. Kong , and more. Watch the video. Title: Go Naked in the World Son of a successful Greek emigrant is torn between the expectations his father has for him and his passionate love affair with a beautiful prostitute. In this lurid early 60's melodrama, Gina Lollobrigida plays a high-class call girl who meets Anthony Franciosca, the son of millionaire construction magnate Ernest Borgnine, a self-made Greek immigrant whose forceful personality and wealth dominates everyone around him.
The screen's obsession with ladies of ill-repute is prolonged in Go Naked in the World, a plodding account of a call-girl's romantic disaster. There are some magnetic personalities in the cast, some flashy melodramatic scenes and a provocative title. By Variety Staff. Follow Us on Twitter. She shares an ill-fated love affair with Anthony Franciosa, rebellious son of a dominant, self-made construction tycoon Ernest Borgnine.
It is based on a novel of the same name by Tom T. Nick Stratton Anthony Franciosa is attempting to find his own way in the world after returning home to San Francisco following a stint in the Army. His father Pete Ernest Borgnine is a self-made millionaire and important in the Greek immigrant community.