When Le Ambiziose was first released in Italy in 1961 the Committee for the Theatrical Review of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities rated it as VM16: not suitable for children under 16. In addition the committee imposed the removal of the following lines and scenes: 1) Flora’s line: “He was sophisticated, if he didn’t watch a pornographic film first... then nothing!”; 2) scenes in which the female artist in her studio flatters Miss Calabria (“What a nice tan you have; Lucky sun that can kiss whoever! What a body you have! Your skin is pure and smooth”) along with the scene in which Miss Calabria scared by the attention of the artist leaves the room; 3) any mentions of Prime Minister Amintore Fanfani made by the Festival organizers during the final meeting will be removed. The official document number is: 33723, it was signed on 3 January 1961 by Minister Renzo Helfer.