Silvana Mangano plays a lovely Venetian shopgirl whose life is inalterably re-choreographed by a bad-boy dancer, in the 1954 feature-film, Mambo, directed by Roberto Rosen and produced by Dino De Laurentiis.
You can download the public domain film free and legally here. Free is good. Hi-res and everything.
And while we're on the topic, what's your favorite film featuring Venice? Leave me a comment or email me.
Personally, I'm not sure that a truly killer Venice-set movie has been made yet. I always seem to find myself looking more at the city than the actors, which is not a good sign. Topping my list would be The Comfort of Strangers, I think, or possibly Senso. What do you think?