The women of a small Sicilian village, jealous of a beautiful widowed midwife, plot her ruin by refusing to have anything to do with their husbands.
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Jessica Brown Visconti
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Father Antonio
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Old Crupi
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Edmondo Raumo
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Nunzia Tuffi
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Maria Lombardo
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Luigi Tuffi
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Nicolina Lombardo
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Gianni Crupi
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Virginia Toriello
Carlo Croccolo ...
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Mamma Parigi
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Rosa Masudino
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Pietro Masudino
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Filippella Risino
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The women of a small Sicilian village, jealous of a beautiful widowed midwife, plot her ruin by refusing to have anything to do with their husbands.

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She's Jessica! She's Delectable! She's Trouble! See more »

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17 January 1962 (Italy)  »

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A Greve do Sexo  »

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Jessica: You think that they're right to do a thing like this to me?
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Referenced in Wild Seed (1965) See more »

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early sixties sex comedy that doesn't quite work
8 December 2007 | by (nashville, tn) – See all my reviews

The basic plot line is that Jessica (Angie Dickinson), who is new in a small Italian village, and is working as a midwife, frightens the town's women. They fear she will steal their husbands, as she is presented as being amazingly alluring to all the men. The main problem with this premise, at least from a man's point of view, is that Silva Koscina, who plays one of the wives, is far more attractive, both facially and overall physically, than Angie Dickinson. (Perhaps the Italian men were mesmerized by Ms. Dickinson's blonde hair.) The women are presented as getting together and planning to deny their husbands sex, in order to prevent pregnancies and therefore drive the midwife out of town. The plots of comedies are expected to be kind of dumb, but this one really takes the cake: they deny both their husbands and themselves any sex, because they are jealous of a new woman? How many women do you know who would react that way? Three stars out of ten, and while I'm at it, Maurice Chevalier really can't sing, can he?


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