Virna Lisi is at her peak using her womanly wiles to seduce Terry-Thomas (in multiple roles) to aid her debt-ridden grandmother, Margaret Rutherford.

Director:

Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Arabela (TV Series 1979)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Nowadays an almost legendary Czech TV series very successfully mixing two worlds: the world of ours and the world of fairy tales. Princess Arabela, the daughter of the Fairy King escapes ... See full summary »

Stars: Vladimír Mensík, Stella Zázvorková, Jirí Lábus
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A mental hospital somewhere in Tuscany during the thirties. Far away from fascism, this closed world is rules over by Dr. Bonaccorsi, a passionate benevolent psychiatrist whose dream is to ... See full summary »

Director: Mauro Bolognini
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Françoise Fabian, Marthe Keller
Murder Ahoy (1964)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After Miss Marple is made a trustee of a merchant marine training vessel, a fellow trustee is poisoned, and ship's officers are later murdered after she comes on board.

Director: George Pollock
Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Lionel Jeffries, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell
He and She (1969)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Mauro Bolognini
Stars: Laurence Harvey, Sylva Koscina, Isa Miranda
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Quinn plays a retired bakery tycoon, alienated from his two sons and jealously guarding his vast wealth... until a cunning young beauty (Sanda) enters the picture, marries one son, seduces ... See full summary »

Director: Mauro Bolognini
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Dominique Sanda, Fabio Testi
Certificate: GP Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The erotic exploits of a large Sicilian family in which the father lectures about morality and self-control, but pursues lovemaking with reckless abandon.

Director: Mauro Bolognini
Stars: Gina Lollobrigida, Gabriele Ferzetti, André Lawrence
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Based on a true incident, this tells the story of a troubled young man who kills his sister's reactionary, violent and abusive husband and is eventually arrested for the murder. However, ... See full summary »

Director: Mauro Bolognini
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Giancarlo Giannini, Fernando Rey
Bell' Antonio (1960)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Women love handsome Antonio because they think of him as the perfect lover. But he has problems to fullfill this ideal and Barbara only notices his failures when they are married. When the ... See full summary »

Director: Mauro Bolognini
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Pierre Brasseur
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Director Mauro Bolognini inserts this story in Fascist Italy, with careful attention to details. The couple formed by Matteo Zannoni (Bruno Cirino) and Libera Valente (Cardinale) can't bear... See full summary »

Director: Mauro Bolognini
Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Bruno Cirino, Adolfo Celi
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Mlle de Maupin escapes from her uncle's castle, invaded by Hungarian troops, under the guise of a clergyman named Theodore. An army recruiter forces Theodore to enlist in the King's army, ... See full summary »

Director: Mauro Bolognini
Stars: Catherine Spaak, Robert Hossein, Tomas Milian
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Mauro Bolognini
Stars: Massimo Ranieri, Martin Balsam, Valentina Cortese
The Big Night (1959)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Una notte di due balordi, Scintillone e Ruggero, a cui si aggiunge in seguito un terzo, Bellabella, che dopo un furto vengono a loro volta derubati. Tentano poi di rubare un'apparecchio ... See full summary »

Director: Mauro Bolognini
Stars: Rosanna Schiaffino, Elsa Martinelli, Laurent Terzieff
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Giorgio
Margaret Rutherford ...
Princess Ilaria
...
Hotel manager
Paola Borboni ...
Duchess Moretti
Antonio Casagrande ...
Filiberto
...
Saverio
...
Graziella
Esmeralda Ruspoli
Valentino Macchi
Renato Chiantoni
Giuseppe Addobbati
Edit

Storyline

Virna Lisi is at her peak using her womanly wiles to seduce Terry-Thomas (in multiple roles) to aid her debt-ridden grandmother, Margaret Rutherford.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

character name in title | See All (1) »

Taglines:

How can anybody SO BAD... be SO GOOD at it? See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

M
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

September 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bad Arabella  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A delightful comedy
23 April 1999 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Delightful comic farce set in Italy in the 1960's, playing-off the interaction between English and Italian stereotypes par excellence! Virni Lisi is poutingly gorgeous as ever and Terry Thomas is - well, himself! They don't make them like this anymore! See it!


10 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
looking for theís movie Klaus-Franz-Roedder
Discuss Arabella (1967) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?