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C'era una volta (1967)

A wonderful fairy tale of the misadventures of a beautiful but temperamental Neapolitan peasant, Isabella, when she meets the ill- tempered Spanish Prince Rodrigo Ferrante y Davalos. The ... See full summary »

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Isabella Candeloro
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Prince Rodrigo Fernandez
Georges Wilson ...
Jean-Jacques Bouché 'Monzu'
Leslie French ...
Brother Giuseppe da Copertino
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Queen Mother
Marina Malfatti ...
Olimpia Capce Latro, princess Altamura
Anna Nogara ...
Impatient princess
Rita Forzano ...
Greedy Princess
Carlotta Barilli ...
Superstitious princess
Rosa María Martín ...
Pretentious princess (as Rosa Maria Martino)
Fleur Mombelli ...
Proud princess
Anna Liotti ...
Infanta
Carlo Pisacane ...
First witch
Renato Pinciroli ...
Carpaccio, Rodrigo's servant
Cris Huerta
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A wonderful fairy tale of the misadventures of a beautiful but temperamental Neapolitan peasant, Isabella, when she meets the ill- tempered Spanish Prince Rodrigo Ferrante y Davalos. The King of Spain has ordered Rodrigo to choose a wife among seven Italian Princesses, but he is smitten by the lowly peasant. With the help of both witches and saints, Isabella conquers the heart of her Prince after many amusing events--including an outrageous dishwashing contest of the peasant against the Princesses. Written by A.C. Gaeris <agae@lle.rochester.edu>

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When Isabella is at the beach for the first time and encounters the boys, there are 7 of them at first and once she is out of the barrel there are only 6 boys present. See more »

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More than a Miracle
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by Roger Williams, his Orchestra and Chorus
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a lost classic
30 November 2005 | by (melbourne) – See all my reviews

Creepy witches in the bush , evil scary Princesses , Flying Monks, Sofia Loren in a barrel, dish washing competitions and a cast of a thousand chickens. Whats not to like . This is such a way out bizarre take on the fairy princess story it really should be held aloft and worshiped. And for all you sickos Omar Sharif drinks a cup of urine.Strangely enough its a favorite of my whole family.In the early 80's this movie came on every school holidays and then it vanished . It was so strange I almost thought I'd dreamed it, until it resurfaced on TCM. I was quite surprised how well it held up . Like most films watched when your a child the ideas distort, but its just as I remember , the princesses are still as creepy as ever, and the girl still gets the guy . Pleases MGM release it on DVD ya gotta love it


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