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The Witches (1967)

Le streghe (original title)
Five short stories loosely dealing with the roles of women in society.

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Gloria (segment "Strega Bruciata viva, La") / Lady in a hurry (segment "Senso civico") / Assurdina Caì (segment "Terra vista dalla luna, La") / Nunzia (segment "Siciliana, La") / Giovanna (segment "Sera come le altre, Una")
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Valeria (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
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Paolo (Segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
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Sportsman (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
Véronique Vendell ...
Young Girl Friend (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
Elsa Albani ...
Gossip (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
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Ex-actress (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
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Waitress (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
Nora Ricci ...
Gloria's secretary (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
Dino Mele ...
Dino, the waiter (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
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Young man at Hotel (segment "La Strega Bruciata Viva") (as Helmut Steinbergher)
Bruno Filippini ...
Singer (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
Leslie French ...
Industrialist (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
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Elio Ferocci (segment "Senso Civico")
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Ciancicato Miao (segment "La terra vista dalla luna")
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Storyline

Five short stories loosely dealing with the roles of women in society. A superstar actress travels to a mountain resort, only to evoke jealousy from women and lust from men. A woman offers to take an injured man to the hospital. A widowed father and his son seek for a new wife/mother. A man seeks revenge for a woman's honor. A bored housewife tries to explain to her husband that he's not as romantic as he used to be. Written by Samovarkov

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Woman as she is...all things to men!

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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12 March 1969 (USA)  »

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1.66 : 1
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Reputedly the reason Clint Eastwood took the Ferrari as part of his payment was that his agent wouldn't be able to get 10% of the car! See more »

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Industrialist: I make a perfume. But I can't make it any better or it would destabilise the market.
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No streghe in numbers
18 June 2004 | by (St. Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

The best 25 minutes of Clint Eastwood's career lurk inside this uneven grab bag of shorts by five directors, among them greats. So good is he in Vittorio De Sica's brilliant segment (as the Man in the Gray Flannel Suit who unleashes his wife's libidinous Walter Middy) that you wonder what would have happened had Eastwood done more comedy. His gifts were wasted on spaghetti and spurs.

De Sica's imagination is the star here. The rest of the material is mildly charming, middling, dated, watchable only for Silvano Mangano, or, in the case of the Pasolini, dreadful.


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