"Stromboli": This 1950 Italian neorealist film was never meant to be a box office juggernaut, but it did lead to the derailment of Ingrid Bergman's career, after the already-married star fell in love with director Roberto Rossellini and became pregnant with his child. The scandal led to Bergman being denounced on the floor of the U.S. Senate by Sen. Edwin C. Johnson, who declared her "a horrible example of womanhood and a powerful influence for evil." Although Bergman's subsequent marriage to Rossellini didn't survive, her career recovered and she won an Academy Award for 1974's "Murder on the Orient Express."
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