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C'era una volta (1967)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 19 October 1967 (Italy)
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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Georges Wilson ...
Jean-Jacques Bouché 'Monzu'
Leslie French ...
Brother Giuseppe da Copertino
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Queen Mother
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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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Joseph of Cupertino died on 18 September 1663, which means that the plot of this movie takes place in September of 1663. The fashions, however, are from the beginning of the 17th century; the ruff, for example, was no longer in fashion by 1663. 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 Cool Fairy Tale
30 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

I thought this was a really good movie. It was romantic tale with a wonderful and hopeful happy ending. The lead characters (Sophia Loren and Omar Sharif) had great sexual chemistry. It's an adult fairy, (of course, look at the leads) and yet kids could still watch it. I gave it a 9 out 10 only because it gets just a bit boring in the middle, but the movie prevails in the ends. Especially when during the dishwashing scene.


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