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The Naked Maja

For the painting by Francisco de Goya whose title is often translated as "The Naked Maja", see La maja desnuda.
The Naked Maja
Theatrical Film Poster
Directed by Henry Koster
Produced by Silvio Clementelli
Goffredo Lombardo
Written by Norman Corwin
Giorgio Prosperi
Albert Lewin
Oscar Saul (story)
Talbot Jennings (story)
Starring Ava Gardner
Anthony Franciosa
Amedeo Nazzari
Gino Cervi
Lea Padovani
Massimo Serato
Music by Angelo Lavagnino
Cinematography Giuseppe Rotunno
Edited by Mario Serandrei
Distributed by United Artists
MGM (foreign)
Release dates
  • December 20, 1958 (1958-12-20) (Italy)
  • June 10, 1959 (1959-06-10) (U.S.)
Running time
111 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $913,000[1]
Box office $1 million (outside US/Canada)[1]

The Naked Maja (Albert Lewin based on a story by Oscar Saul and Talbot Jennings. The music score was by Angelo Lavagnino and the cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.

The film stars Ava Gardner and Anthony Franciosa with Amedeo Nazzari, Gino Cervi, Lea Padovani, Massimo Serato and a largely Italian cast. It is based on a novel by Noel Gerson


  • Box Office 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Box Office

According to MGM records the film earned $1 million at the box office outside the US and Canada resulting in a loss to the studio of $513,000.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .

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