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Director:
Writers:
Pietro Germi (story) &
Luciano Vincenzoni (story) ...
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Release Date:
15 July 1964 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
It's All About What Happens After What Should Never Happen Happens!
Plot:
Agnese, a 15-year-old Sicilian girl is seduced and impregnated by Peppino, her sister Matilde's fiancé... See more » | Full synopsis »
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10 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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A Brilliant Cultural Self Parody See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Stefania Sandrelli ... Agnese Ascalone

Saro Urzì ... Don Vincenzo Ascalone
Aldo Puglisi ... Peppino Califano
Lando Buzzanca ... Antonio Ascalone
Lola Braccini ... Amalia Califano
Leopoldo Trieste ... Il barone Rizieri Zappalà
Umberto Spadaro ... L'avvocato Ascalone
Paola Biggio ... Matilde Ascalone
Rocco D'Assunta ... Orlando Califano
Oreste Palella ... Il maresciallo Polenza
Lina Lagalla ... Francesca Ascalone (as Lina La Galla)
Gustavo D'Arpe ... L'avvocato Ciarpetta
Rosetta Urzì ... Consolata - la serva
Roberta Narbonne ... Rosaura Ascalone
Vincenzo Licata ... Pasquale Profumo - l'impresario di pompe funebri
Attilio Martella ... Il pretore
Adelino Campardo ... Il brigadiere Bisigato
Salvatore Fazio ... Don Mariano - il prete
Italia Spadaro ... Zio Carmela
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Domenico De Nimmo ... Il nonno Ascalone (uncredited)
Bruno Scipioni ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Pietro Germi 
 
Writing credits
Pietro Germi  story &
Luciano Vincenzoni  story and
Agenore Incrocci  screenplay (as Age) &
Furio Scarpelli  screenplay (as Scarpelli) &
Pietro Germi  screenplay &
Luciano Vincenzoni  screenplay

Produced by
Franco Cristaldi .... producer
Luigi Giacosi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Carlo Rustichelli 
 
Cinematography by
Aiace Parolin 
 
Film Editing by
Roberto Cinquini 
 
Art Direction by
Carlo Egidi 
 
Set Decoration by
Andrea Fantacci 
 
Costume Design by
Angela Sammaciccia 
 
Makeup Department
Raffaele Cristini .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Renzo Marignano .... assistant director
Francesco Massaro .... assistant director
 
Music Department
Luigi Urbini .... musical director (as Pierluigi Urbani)
 
Other crew
Mirta Guarnaschelli .... continuity (as Myrta Corbucci)
Herman G. Weinberg .... subtitler: English (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Sedotta e abbandonata" - Italy (original title)
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USA:115 min
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Referenced in Bye Bye Monkey (1978)See more »
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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
A Brilliant Cultural Self Parody, 9 April 2007
Author: M. J Arocena from New Zealand

The Italians are masters at laughing at themselves. I wonder if Iraq had developed that kind of self parody the world wouldn't have turned a much different place. I mention Iraq because, based on the tale told in "Seduced and Abandoned", the only difference between Sicily and Iraq is the name of their God. The great Pietro Germi designs a grotesquely comic masterpiece of such ferocity that the line between comedy and tragedy is indeed very thin. As is typical in a Germi film, the cast is uniformly sensational. Here, besides a very young and extraordinary Stefania Sandrelli, there is a superlative performance by Saro Urzi, the head of the family threatened by a devastating scandal. Ignorance and hypocrisy dissected with a refined, elegant hand. Observed with the acute, unsentimental eye of an outsider and yet, Pietro Germi, was an Italian who looked with affectionate horror at the cultural ties that kept his Country trailing behind the rest of the western world. Not to be missed.

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