Shelley Winters is the madame of a house where customers play out their erotic fantasies, oblivious to a revolution which is sweeping the country. When her old friend, the chief of police (Peter Falk), asks her to impersonate the missing queen in order to reassure the people and halt the revolution, she offers instead three of her customers to play the general, bishop and chief justice, all of whom have died in the revolution. Written by
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Although initially refused a UK cinema certificate by censor John Trevelyan
the film was passed uncut after successful showings by local council authorities. See more
"The Soldier's Tale"
Composed by Igor Stravinsky
Conducted by Robert Craft See more