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Doris Dowling and Raf Vallone in Riso Amaro (1949)

Dutch postcard by Centrafilm, Dordrecht. Photo: Doris Dowling and Raf Vallone in Riso amaro/Bitter Rice (Giuseppe de Santis, 1949). Collection: Egbert Barten.

 

Doris Dowling (1923-2004) was an American actress who had her breakthrough with Billy Wilder’s film The Lost Weekend (1945). Between the late 1940s and early 1950s she acted in a few films in Europe, notably in Riso amaro/Bitter Rice (Giuseppe de Santis, 1949) and Orson Welles’ Otello/Othello (1952).

 

Athletic Italian actor Raf Vallone (1916-2002) was an internationally acclaimed film star, known for his rugged good looks.

 

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