The Main Attraction Romantic Drama 1962
The Main Attraction
The Main Attraction is a love triangle set against the picturesque background of a travelling Italian circus. Eddie(Pat Boone) is an American drifter who stumbles into a relationship with Gina(Mai Zetterling), a possessive older woman who is a ventriloquist in the circus. Joining the circus as a troubador, what really catches his eye is innocent young Italian circus dancer and acrobat, Tessa (Nancy Kwan). Hidden jealous tempers soon flare. Because of her forbidden love, Tessa flees the circus, followed by Eddie, on the run from the law. The film features a nice romantic song "Amore, Baciami" sung by Pat, and colorful scenes of both the circus and the Italian Alps. There are fine supporting roles by Yvonne Mitchell, as Tessa's sister, and Kieron Moore, as her sister's husband. Besides delivering a good dramatic performance, Nancy Kwan demonstrates her both her dance skills and her talent as an equestrienne. This film was the first of several where Nancy Kwan had a non-Asian role.
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When the producers needed a catchy tune for The Main Attraction, Pat Boone and Jeff Corey wrote one, while driving in the car to the movie studio. The song is introduced during the opening credits, and plays while Nancy Kwan's character Tessa performs her circus dance numbers. At the end of the film, Eddie is reunited with Tessa and proposes she is the "Main Attraction" he is going to marry.
The Main Attraction
The Main Attraction
Written by Carlo Alberto Rossi and Gian Carl Testoni, Amore, Baciami was a popular hit in Italy back in 1947. The timeless ballad becomes the love theme of The Main Attraction, first sung by Pat Boone's character Eddie as he gives Tessa a guitar lesson. Later in the film the song is reprised when Eddie and Tessa, on the run from the law and the circus, make their romantic retreat to an abandoned chalet in the Italian Alps.
Amore Baciami
Amore Baciami

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