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

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Five short stories loosely dealing with the roles of women in society.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
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")
Valeria (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
Francisco Rabal ...
Paolo (Segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
Sportsman (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
Véronique Vendell ...
Young Girl Friend (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
Elsa Albani ...
Gossip (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
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")
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")
Elio Ferocci (segment "Senso Civico")
Ciancicato Miao (segment "La terra vista dalla luna")


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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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

12 March 1969 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Carlo: But I wanna hurt you, darling. I wanna destroy you, annihilate you, eat you up, swallow you.
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Referenced in Costumes from the Films of Visconti (1978) See more »

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surreal, absurdist, very Italian, very 60's
18 December 2000 | by (San Francisco, California, USA) – See all my reviews

Surreal, absurdist (kind of), very Italian, very 60s. You should definitely see this movie if you like a) 60's clothes, b) 60's movie sets, c) weird movies, d) Silvana Mangano, and e) obscure Clint Eastwood titles (yes, he's in it, too), among other things.

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