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Viva Maria! (1965)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Romance | 18 December 1965 (USA)
Somewhere in Central America in 1907: Maria II is the daughter of an Irish terrorist. After her father's death, she meets Maria I, a singer in a circus. She decides to stay with the circus,... See full summary »

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Mme Diogène
Gregor von Rezzori ...
Diogène (as Gregor Von Rezzori)
Poldo Bendandi ...
Werther
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The Great Rodolfo
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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 II
Roberto Pedret ...
Pablo
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Somewhere in Central America in 1907: Maria II is the daughter of an Irish terrorist. After her father's death, she meets Maria I, a singer in a circus. She decides to stay with the circus, and on her debut as a singer, she unintentionally invents the strip-tease and makes the circus famous. Then they accidentally meet a socialist revolutionary and find themselves leading a revolution against the dictator, the capitalists and the Church. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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$2,200,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

"Breaking the fourth wall" dialogue when "Maria II" (Jeanne Moreau) is descending the stairs as "Flores" is being carried ahead of her, she begins what is later said to be "a rather free adaptation" of Mark Antony's funeral oration over Caesar's body from Shakespeare, in Act III, Scene 2 of Julius Caesar. As she begins, someone in the crowd asks "What's she up to?" And the magician "Diogène" says "This is her big scene." See more »

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The Pound sign on the wanted poster has been placed after the figure. This is the French practice. In England it would be in front. See more »

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Referenced in Le Bonheur (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Maria ! Maria !
Music by Georges Delerue
Lyrics by' Louis Malle' and Jean-Claude Carrière
Performed by Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau
(p) 1965, Philips
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Cool flick!
16 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

Viva la revolucion! Fun movie, from the start to the end. Reminded me of other movies like Top Secret in some ways.

Some scenes are just hilarious: when the revolution starts, the pigeon's help, the torture chamber, the magician with the cigarettes, the curbed canon gun to shoot around the corner, and so, and so, and so...

Great laughs, but also great songs in this one. Great way to start the movie with the song about the little Irish girl and her love for dynamite. Interesting striptease scenes for the time.

So many movies about revolutionary action takes place in Mexico, seems like the perfect place to stage a revolution!

Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau are beautiful and they deliver an excellent performance.

Out of 100, I gave it 82. That's good for *** stars on a **** stars rating system.

Seen at home, in Welland, on February 12th, 2001.


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