MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 73,444 this week

Il mio corpo per un poker (1968)

 -  Western  -  15 March 1968 (Italy)
5.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 88 users  
Reviews: 4 user

Abused and dominated by men in her youth, Belle Starr now out-rides, out-smokes, out-shoots, and out-gambles them as she makes her way around the Old West, usually wearing male garb. One ... See full summary »

Directors:

(as Nathan Wich) , (as Nathan Wich)

Writers:

(screenplay), (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 50 titles
created 09 Oct 2012
 
a list of 625 titles
created 29 Oct 2012
 
list image
a list of 40 titles
created 17 Mar 2013
 
list image
a list of 143 titles
created 12 Sep 2013
 
a list of 319 titles
created 14 Sep 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Il mio corpo per un poker (1968)

Il mio corpo per un poker (1968) on IMDb 5.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Il mio corpo per un poker.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Marco Sperelli is a teacher, he is divorced and he is sent to work in Corzano, a town near Naples. The first day of work he finds in the school only the school-caretaker and few girls and ... See full summary »

Director: Lina Wertmüller
Stars: Paolo Villaggio, Isa Danieli, Gigio Morra
The Nymph (1996)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In the World War II, in a small Italian village, Nunziata is an easy woman married with the cuckold tailor Gioacchino. Her teenage daughter Miluzza teases men with her clothes and gets men ... See full summary »

Director: Lina Wertmüller
Stars: Stefania Sandrelli, Raoul Bova, Lucia Cara
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Dopo le elezioni del 1994 Tunin, di Rifondazione Comunista e con l'hobby delle auto d'epoca, si incontra o meglio si scontra durante una manifestazione con la leghista Rossella e nonostante... See full summary »

Director: Lina Wertmüller
Stars: Tullio Solenghi, Gene Gnocchi, Veronica Pivetti
Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

On his death bed in the 1820s, King Ferdinando I of Naples tries to escape the ghosts of his bloody kingship by remembering his younger days, when he was allowed to go hunting and have fun,... See full summary »

Director: Lina Wertmüller
Stars: Sergio Assisi, Gabriella Pession, Nicole Grimaudo
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

This is a dramatization of events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi from before his conversion experience through his audience with the pope, including his friendship with St. Clare.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Stars: Graham Faulkner, Judi Bowker, Leigh Lawson
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Lina Wertmüller
Stars: Ángela Molina, Harvey Keitel, Isa Danieli
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

While walking in a garden of statues of women, Ester and her friend Adele see two women kissing. Ester then dreams of kissing Adele and later imagines making love to her while she is in the... See full summary »

Director: Lina Wertmüller
Stars: Enrico Montesano, Veronica Lario, Luisa De Santis
Swept Away (1974)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A rich woman, Raffaella, and some friends rent a yacht to sail the Mediterranean Sea during summer. The sailor, Gennarino, who is a communist, does not like this woman but has to bear with ... See full summary »

Director: Lina Wertmüller
Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato, Riccardo Salvino
Dr. No (1962)
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A suave and skilled government agent named James Bond, looks for answers about a missing colleague and the disruption of the American space program.

Director: Terence Young
Stars: Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Bernard Lee
Up to Date (1989)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An American journalist works for a French newspaper. He is writing an article about the reaction against people with AIDS, without knowing he is infected too. Once he finds out, he decides ... See full summary »

Director: Lina Wertmüller
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Nastassja Kinski, Peter O'Toole
Mannaggia alla miseria! (TV Movie 2009)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace prize winner, is known in the whole world as the banker of the poor, because he pioneered and tested a funding system in Bangladesh: by lending little sums of ... See full summary »

Director: Lina Wertmüller
Stars: Gabriella Pession, Sergio Assisi, Tommaso Ramenghi
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Cole Harvey
George Eastman ...
Larry Blackie
Francesca Righini ...
Jessica
Bruno Piergentili ...
Pedro (as Dan Harrison)
Bruno Corazzari ...
Pinkerton Man
Vladimir Medar ...
John Shelley
Eugene Walter ...
Velvet Fingers
Remo De Angelis ...
Gang Member
Edit

Storyline

Abused and dominated by men in her youth, Belle Starr now out-rides, out-smokes, out-shoots, and out-gambles them as she makes her way around the Old West, usually wearing male garb. One man who's her equal is Larry Blackie with whom she has an on-again, off-again relationship which is often argumentative and sometimes violent. Together they become involved in a robbery which goes awry. Belle has to rescue Larry and though he's grateful, he now wants to go his own way. However, he expresses the hope that someday they'll once more cross paths and then ... who knows? Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 March 1968 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

The Belle Starr Story  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Pinkerton Man: You think you're a brave man, don't you. Resisting all this pain, all this torture. I hope you haven't got to the stage when you don't feel it. It doesn't usually happen so quickly, but we can wait until you get your strength back again, Larry, so you get the most out of this experience. We don't want you to miss anything, do we. It would be a pity, don't you agree? Ready for more?
See more »

Soundtracks

No Time for Love
Music by Charles Dumont
Lyrics by André Salvet and Norman Newell
Performed by Elsa Martinelli
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An Oddity in the Spaghetti Western Genre.
27 November 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

"The Belle Starr Story" (1968) is, to my knowledge, the only Spaghetti Western ever directed by a woman, Lina Wertmüller (who was the first female to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Direction, for "Seven Beauties" [1976]). This fact somewhat overshadows this frankly bizarre movie that should probably be seen by fans so they can say at least "I've seen it!".

The screenplay by Piero Cristofani is merely passable: Belle Starr (Elsa Martinelli) meets Larry Blackie (a fine George Eastman) during a card game, commencing a love/hate relationship coming to a head when both try and steal a diamond shipment from right underneath the noses of the Pinkertons.

The middle of the film is taken up by long flashbacks to Belle Starr's past (which feature the ever reliable Robert Woods. He was originally going to have more screen time than he does, but he fell out with Wertmüller and thus his role was shortened); these are good scenes, but they rather unbalance the film and put the pacing off. The acting is mostly good, with Bruno Corazzari doing wonders in his small role. The direction is, like the cinematography and editing, solid but not inspired. Over all, an interesting oddity in the harsh desert of Spaghetti Westerns that aficionado's will want to watch.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Il mio corpo per un poker (1968) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?