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The Witches (1967)
"Le streghe" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  12 March 1969 (USA)
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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")
Francisco Rabal ...
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")
Clara Calamai ...
Ex-actress (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
Marilù Tolo ...
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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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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Clint Eastwood was given the choice of taking $25,000 in cash or $20,000 and a brand-new Ferrari by producer Dino De Laurentiis to play a small part in the movie. He chose the money and the Ferrari. He got on well with Silvana Mangano and director Vittorio De Sica. 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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"Oh my darling Absurdity!" - Not much of a film; Mangano's watchable.
14 April 2001 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This portmanteau film, comprised of 5 short efforts by noted Italian directors, is decidedly unsuccessful. The best 2 are Luchino Visconti's "The Witch Burned Alive" and "An Evening Like The Others" by Vittorio De Sica, and those are far from excellent, but are quite effective. The whole thing is dated in quite a negative way, although some of the visuals and music is impressive, particularly that tune in the first segment that Mangano dances to. What perplexes is the general lack of film-making invention in any of them - any surrealism is mild and far from interesting. Pasolini's piece is pretty objectionable and bizarre, yet with seemingly no reason to it, with two frankly farcical characters indulging in dull, insubstantial activities. It's just irritating and has no reason to its stilted madness. The "Sicilian Belle" "piece" is just inconsequential, worse even than the fairly tenuous "Civic Spirit". What this odd but tedious collection of films do all display is an attempt at style-over-substance modish cinema. The whole thing seems very half-hearted really, with few directorial or writing touches evident. The de Sica piece however, has quite a good use of fantasy sequences, using the sensuous Silvana Mangano to the full. In its favour it can be said to have style - at least in the de Sica and Visconti pieces - and a rather effective array of hair stylings for Mangano, who appeals in all of the pieces. Mangano makes no impression in the middle 3 segments, perhaps as she's a mute "Absurdity" in Pasolini's, and is a mere catalyst in the other 2. She's good enough in the bookending pieces though, creating some character, unlike any other performers. Clint Eastwood is pretty anonymous really, but the last piece does flow well, with inventive, sometimes bizarre sequences of Silvana Mangano's fantasies. Overall, a disappointment, but with compensations. Beware the Pasolini segment...! Rating:- ** 1/2/*****


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