Today’s Satellite Choice: The Barefoot Contessa

Wednesday 17th July

The Barefoot Contessa is a 1954 drama film written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz about the life and loves of fictional Spanish sex symbol Maria Vargas.

It stars Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, and Edmond O’Brien.

For his performance, O’Brien won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the corresponding Golden Globe. Mankiewicz was nominated for the Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay. Midday, Film 4