6.2/10
176
5 user

The Dolls (1965)

Le bambole (original title)
Four different facets of love Italian-style provide the basis of this episodic film.

Writers:

(screenplay), (story)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Director: Pasquale Festa Campanile
Stars: Tony Curtis, Monica Vitti, Ivo Garrani
The Queens (1966)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Four unrelated short comedies by four different directors. "Queen Sabina"chronicles the sexual misadventures of a teenage girl on the road home. "Queen Armenia" centers on a self-serving ... See full summary »

Directors: Mauro Bolognini, Mario Monicelli, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Monica Vitti, Enrico Maria Salerno, Claudia Cardinale
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Comedy about self-made woman (Vitti) in Paris contemplating the idea of suicide at first, then murder.

Director: Jean Valère
Stars: Monica Vitti, Maurice Ronet, Robert Hossein
Certificate: M Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A Sicilian woman, "dishonored" by her lover, goes to England with a pistol intending to murder him.

Director: Mario Monicelli
Stars: Monica Vitti, Stanley Baker, Corin Redgrave
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Based on a Francoise Sagan play, the film involves a group of eccentric jet-setters who gamble around a huge French chateau dressed in 1750s costumes. A young man on the run takes refuge in... See full summary »

Director: Roger Vadim
Stars: Monica Vitti, Jean-Claude Brialy, Curd Jürgens
Comedy | Sci-Fi | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An exasperated police inspector receives different eyewitness accounts surrounding a downed saucer and its female occupant.

Director: Tinto Brass
Stars: Alberto Sordi, Monica Vitti, Eleonora Rossi Drago
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Francesco Maselli
Stars: Monica Vitti, Jean Sorel, Roberto Bisacco
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A chief of detectives, homicide section, kills his mistress and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.

Director: Elio Petri
Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Florinda Bolkan, Gianni Santuccio
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Directors: Mario Monicelli, Elio Petri, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Nino Manfredi, Fulvia Franco, John Phillip Law
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Dino Risi
Stars: Monica Vitti, Carlo Giuffrè, Enrico Maria Salerno
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A journalist is preparing a story on extremist youth and falls in love with a young radical who fears being killed by his companions when he is unable to commit a political assassination.

Director: Miklós Jancsó
Stars: Monica Vitti, Pierre Clémenti, Peter Pasetti
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two racy women decide to chuck their mundane lives and go on a wild adventure.

Director: Carlo Di Palma
Stars: Monica Vitti, Claudia Cardinale, Ninetto Davoli
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Luisa (segment "La telefonata")
...
Giorgio (segment "La telefonata")
Alicia Brandet ...
Armenia (segment "La telefonata")
...
Giovanna (segment "La minestra")
John Karlsen ...
Husband (segment "La minestra")
Orazio Orlando ...
Richetto, amante (segment "La minestra")
De Simone ...
Peppe (segment "La minestra")
...
Ulla (segment "Il Trattato di Eugenetica")
Piero Focaccia ...
Valerio (segment "Il Tratatto di Eugenetica")
Maurizio Arena ...
Massimo (segment "Il Trattato di Eugenetica")
...
Beatrice (segment "Monsignor Cupido")
...
Vincenzo (segment "Monsignor Cupido")
...
Monsignor Arendi (segment "Monsignor Cupido")
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Camillo Milli
Gianni Rizzo ...
Hotel Manager
Edit

Storyline

Four different facets of love Italian-style provide the basis of this episodic film.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Those sensational 'DOLLS'...Italian Style!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

28 January 1965 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

The Doll that Took the Town  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Carnaby, M.D. (1966) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
No longer juicy
4 November 1999 | by (Canterbury, England) – See all my reviews

Italians were always fond of episodic comedies, and this falls right into the heydays of this genre, the 1960s. For its time it was regarded quite juicy, both in the subject matter (love, wooing, seduction, etc.) and its visual realisation; Ms. Lollobrigida even got into some trouble with the authorities over her sexy dress. Clearly, times have changed - just three or four years after it was made nobody would have raised an eyebrow. The film 'feels' a bit like "Sex in the City (1998)" transferred into a 1960s mediterranean environment.

Changing attitudes is more a problem than an asset for the film today: it needs to unease and shock people just a little in order to keep its audience on the edge, without alienating a mainstream crowd. If the shock's gone much of the interest's gone. What remains is an interesting document of morals in the mid 1960s.

Unfortunately, the Amazon release (double feature with Sweet Ecstasy) has rather poor picture quality and can only be recommended for Lollobrigida-completists.


5 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?