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Somewhere in Middle America, 1907: Maria II, the daugther of an Irish terrorist, meets after the dead of her father Maria I, the singer of an circus. She decided to stay with the circus. On... See full summary »

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Flores
Paulette Dubost ...
Mme Diogène
Gregor von Rezzori ...
Diogène (as Gregor Von Rezzori)
Poldo Bendandi ...
Werther
Claudio Brook ...
The Great Rodolfo
Carlos López Moctezuma ...
Rodríguez (as Carlos Lopez Moctezuma)
Jonathan Eden ...
Juanito Diogène
Francisco Reiguera ...
Father Superior
Adriana Roel ...
Janine
José Baviera ...
Don Alvaro
José Ángel Espinosa 'Ferrusquilla' ...
The Dictator of San Miguel (as José Ángel Espinoza)
Fernando Wagner ...
Father of Maria I
Roberto Pedret ...
Pablo
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Somewhere in Middle America, 1907: Maria II, the daugther of an Irish terrorist, meets after the dead of her father Maria I, the singer of an circus. She decided to stay with the circus. On her debue as a singer, she accidently invented strip-tease, that made the circus famous. But accidently they meet an sozialist revolutionair and finding themselves leading this revolution against the dictaor, the capitalists and the church. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Viva Fun! Viva Can-Can! Viva Adventure! Viva Strip Tease! Viva Love! Viva Boom-Boom! See more »


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18 December 1965 (USA)  »

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Maria (Brigitte Bardot) mistakenly identifies a Skyton-Babbit Model 1907 Machine Gun as a Vickers Machine Gun. However it really is a Vickers Mark1 Machine Gun. The Skyton-Babbit Machine Gun is a fictional name. See more »

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In an early scene, the British flag (Union Jack) is flying upside down. See more »

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Ah Les P'tites Femmes De Paris
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Music by Georges Delerue and lyrics by Jean-Claude Carrière
Performed by Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau
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Viva Maria! (1965) ***
11 February 2006 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

This vastly enjoyable romp features Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau at their loveliest as two saloon entertainers who (inadvertently) not only find themselves in the middle of the Mexican Revolution, but also invent striptease in the process! VIVA MARIA! sees Louis Malle return to the "anything goes" territory of his earlier success, ZAZIE DANS LE METRO (1960); here he is aided immeasurably by an engaging cast (which also includes Luis Bunuel regular, Claudio Brook and an understandably daunted George Hamilton!) and an impeccable crew (co-screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere, cinematographer Henri Decae, composer Georges Delerue, assistant directors Juan Bunuel and Volker Schlondorff)! While the film is uneven in spots, the last half hour is a succession of hilarious sight gags which border at times, perhaps unsurprisingly given its credentials, on the surreal and the anti-clerical.


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