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Director:
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Guido Leoni (dialogue)
Mario Moroni (screenplay)
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Release Date:
April 1975 (USA) See more »
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The title is suggestive...The movie is hilarious...Rated R for uproarious!!!
Plot:
John and Tina meet in a park one day. They immediately hit it off, go out on a date later that evening... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Daniela Giordano ... Tina Brandt

Brett Halsey ... Gianni Prada
Dick Randall ... The Janitor
Valeria Sabel ... Mrs. Sofia Brandt
Michael Hinz ... Rudy
Rainer Basedow ... Jack
Brigitte Skay ... Mumu
Calisto Calisti ... The Scientist
Pascale Petit ... Esmeralda
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marina Cavorgna ... The Bananas band member (uncredited)
Sante Lucerlini ... Duccio (uncredited)
Huguette Verton ... The Bananas band member (uncredited)

Directed by
Mario Bava 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Guido Leoni  dialogue
Mario Moroni  screenplay
Carl Ross  screenplay

Produced by
Zeljko Kunkera .... producer
Alfredo Leone .... producer
Claudio Rainis .... producer
Dick Randall .... producer
 
Original Music by
Coriolano Gori  (as Lallo Gori)
 
Cinematography by
Antonio Rinaldi 
Mario Bava (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Otello Colangeli 
 
Costume Design by
Blanda 
 
Makeup Department
Massimo De Rossi .... makeup artist
Lidia Puglia .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Francesco Casati .... unit manager
Maurizio Maravidi .... unit manager
Virgilio Muzio .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lamberto Bava .... assistant director
Claudio Rainis .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Romeo Costantini .... set dresser
Andrea Crisanti .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Fausto Achilli .... sound mixer
Raul Montesanti .... sound
Sandro Occhetti .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Salvatore Caruso .... camera operator
Enrico Lucidi .... assistant camera
Carlo Tafani .... assistant camera
 
Other crew
Rosalba Scavia .... continuity
Pino Locchi .... voice dubbing: Brett Halsey (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Quante volte... quella notte" - Italy (original title)
"Four Times That Night" - , International (English title)
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Runtime:
83 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia) | Italy:VM18 | UK:15 | USA:R

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When asked about this film in the late 1990s, Pascal Petit stated not having the slightest recall of having been working under Mario Bava's direction.See more »
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Duccio:...and the girls were left in the living room. They were both magnificent, believe me! Either one could shorten your life by 10 years.See more »
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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
FOUR TIMES THAT NIGHT (Mario Bava, 1969) **1/2, 25 November 2007
Author: MARIO GAUCI (marrod@melita.com) from Naxxar, Malta

I honestly didn’t know what to expect from a Bava sex comedy which, thankfully, emerged to be not quite as low-brow and vulgar as most genre offerings (which the Italians would soon make their own); for the record, Lucio Fulci also dabbled in the subgenre a few years later with the THE EROTICIST (1972), which has just been released on R1 DVD. Even so, the film also wasn’t particularly interesting per se, albeit a typically stylish effort from this director. As a matter of fact, despite being undeniably amusing in its RASHOMON (1950)-like multiple (and hugely contrasting) depiction of the central situation, it made for a rather tedious – and dated – whole!

Anyway, the plot involves a young couple (Brett Halsey and Daniela Giordano) who meet by accident one day and then decide to go out together that night – which ends with the girl having her dress torn and the man with scratches on his forehead! Both of them then recount the way things went (she to her mother and he to his pals) – according to Giordano, Halsey tried to rape her; he, on the other hand, passes himself off as a shy person with the girl an insatiable vamp!

A third version of events is told by the oversexed middle-aged concierge of the complex where Halsey lives, which sees the latter depicted as a homosexual who brought Giordano to his flat so that she could serve as partner for his lover’s lesbian companion. This is the funniest, but also campiest, part of the film – funny due to the banter between the concierge and his dumb listener and campy because of the stereotypical representation of the male gay lifestyle, though the women’s angle is treated with greater sensitivity)! The last interpretation is then offered by a psychiatrist which rather deliberately supplies the most innocent and, frankly, dull outcome possible for that fateful night – since the closing narration goes on to ask the audience whether they actually swallowed his ‘theory’!

Despite having an American lead in Brett Halsey (who’s somewhat uneasy with the fluctuations in his character), the film really revolves around statuesque beauty Daniela Giordano (a former winner of the Miss Italy contest, no less). She looks confident in her various suggestive poses (this is easily Bava’s most explicit film with respect to nudity, though still pretty mild – there’s a similar hilarious contrivance to conceal private parts in bed as seen in DANGER: DIABOLIK [1968]!) but also demonstrates reasonable talent in her various facets of virtuous ingénue, sultry seductress, annoyed object of desire, etc.

Accompanying the film is a lounge soundtrack all-too-typical of its era. Incidentally, there’s some confusion concerning the year in which the film was made – many give it as 1972, but the look and feel of it all simply spells 1960s to me and, in fact, it’s listed in other sources as 1969 (which I’m inclined to believe); others yet seem to concede that the latter is true but then report its actual date of release as late as 1976!! Interestingly, the print on display has the film split into two parts – where the title in Italian is actually given as QUATTRO VOLTE…QUELLA NOTTE (which fits the English translation, whereas the original QUANTE VOLTE…QUELLA NOTTE means HOW MANY TIMES THAT NIGHT!); strangely enough, just as the film goes into its second half, the audio level drops considerably! By the way, this proved to be the director’s first collaboration with producer Alfredo Leone (who eventually got hold of the rights to a sizable portion of Bava’s back catalog!).

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