An Italian vintage frogwoman with an early rebreather

I know this scene for a long time already.

But I only had a pretty bad copy (worse than DVD) that was black and white.

Now this movie was restored to MUCH better quality as it now has Blu-ray quality… and also got colorized!

Quite a gigantic quality upgrade. 🙂

So, I wanna present the most interesting scene from this movie today.

Preview:

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And here is the video:

Ok, I don’t speak Italian but have seen subtitles for this scene….so let me give you some backstory to this scene.

She asks the guy if she could try on the FFM (does someone know the type/model?).

As he leaves he asks to take it off again…he is in a hurry as he says.

Well, as you can see she ignores that and goes diving.

He later mention to another guy that the system he gave to her was nearly empty as he was diving with it prior to giving it to her.

In the end, her father is really angry about her being that reckless while only one of the guys takes her side and defends her.

I guess this may be one of the earliest female scuba peril scenes in existence as this movie was made in 1953!

The scenario is rather cliche and classic as she is very reckless and also gets trapped in that net.

Sadly it is not shown how she gets entangled in the net in the first place.

But I really love the scuba gear! A FFM with a single corrugated air hose… very sexy! Would love to see a scuba fight with a frogwoman equipped like that 🙂

Also interesting that there is a valve on that mask to switch from snorkel to rebreather (as the guy explains to her).

Really happy that this scene can now be watched in such a picture quality 🙂

And that frogwoman is no other than Sophia Loren!

Quite a sight… 🙂

Wanna know from which movie this scene is?

IMDB-link

What do you think of that scene?

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