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To Bed or Not to Bed (1963)

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Sordi gives a deep and touching comic performance as an Italian fur merchant who is going to Sweden for the first time to attend the annual fur auctions in Stockholm. The movie depicts the ... See full summary »

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Amedeo Ferretti
Gunilla Elm-Tornkvist ...
Corinne
Anne-Charlotte Sjöberg ...
Karina
Barbro Wastenson ...
Barbro
Monica Wastenson ...
Monica
Ulla Smidje ...
The Minister's Wife
Ulf Palme ...
The Minister
Lauritz Falk ...
Mr. Falkman
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Ulla Andersson
Inger Auer
Anita Bornebusch
Katja Ekstrandh
Mariana Falkman
Gunhild Gustavson ...
Girl on Street
Elisabeth Hall
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Sordi gives a deep and touching comic performance as an Italian fur merchant who is going to Sweden for the first time to attend the annual fur auctions in Stockholm. The movie depicts the clash between his fantasies about sex in Sweden with the reality of what he finds. Written by <dankatz@ix.netcom.com>

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From Rome came a salesman gregarious, to Sweden for seductions nefarious.

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12 April 1963 (Italy)  »

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The Devil  »

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