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A new judge closes a cheese factory for pollution; its owner, La Noce, bribes a monsignor who points him toward an official who might fix it... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Edwige Fenech ... Giovannona Coscialunga in arte Cocò
Pippo Franco ... Ragionier Mario Albertini
Gigi Ballista ... Commendatore La Noce
Riccardo Garrone ... Robertuzzo
Sandro Merli
Danika La Loggia
Adriana Facchetti ... Segretaria di Pedicò
Armando Bandini
Vincenzo Crocitti ... Train conductor
Sandro Dori ... Mad and blind driver on Maserati
Gino Pagnani
Patrizia Adiutori ... Luisella
Francesco D'Adda
Carla Mancini
Luigi Leoni
Nello Pazzafini ... Franceschino
Francesca Romana Coluzzi ... Mary
Vittorio Caprioli ... Onorevole Pedicò
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Franca Scagnetti ... Cameriera
Maria Tedeschi ... Train Passenger
Alfonso Giganti ... Doctor (uncredited)

Directed by
Sergio Martino 
Writing credits
Tito Carpi  story &
Luciano Martino  story &
Francesco Milizia  screenplay &
Carlo Veo  screenplay &
Franco Mercuri  screenplay

Produced by
Luciano Martino .... producer
Original Music by
Guido De Angelis 
Maurizio De Angelis 
Cinematography by
Stelvio Massi 
Film Editing by
Attilio Vincioni 
Production Design by
Giovanni Natalucci 
Set Decoration by
Luigi Urbani 
Costume Design by
Oscar Capponi 
Makeup Department
Iolanda Conti .... hair stylist (as Jolanda Conti)
Raffaele Cristini .... makeup artist
Production Management
Francesco Fantacci .... unit manager
Lamberto Palmieri .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michele Massimo Tarantini .... assistant director
Sound Department
Bruno Moreal .... sound
Bruno Zanoli .... sound
Nella Gambini .... motorcycle double: Adriana Facchetti (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Francesco Narducci .... still photographer
Michele Pensato .... camera operator
Valentino Sabatini .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dafne Ciarrocchi .... assistant costumes
Editorial Department
Teresa Negozio .... assistant editor
Other crew
Franco Brel .... press agent
Evi Farinelli .... script supervisor (as Evy Farinelli)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Giovannona Coscialunga disonorata con onore" - Italy (original title)
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94 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Italian censorship visa # 62160 delivered on 6-4-1973.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Il secondo tragico Fantozzi (1976)See more »


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Giovannona Coscialunga, Disonorata Con Onore (Sergio Martino, 1973) **, 18 April 2006
Author: MARIO GAUCI ( from Naxxar, Malta

Although usually I wouldn't touch such lowbrow comedies with a ten-foot pole in spite of their vintage, ever since I attended the 61st Venice Film Festival in 2004 and met with several second-league (but, as it turned out, still highly enthusiastic) Italian directors, I've been trying to catch up with any of their films which crop up (invariably late at night) on Italian TV practically every week!

This fondly-remembered (but, in retrospect, only very mildly amusing) sex comedy is chiefly notable today for two reasons: it marked a turning point in the careers of both its female star (the half-Maltese Edwige Fenech) and director Martino, both of whom were chiefly known until then for a series of grisly and erotic giallos; and also because its suggestive title – which translates roughly to "Joanie Longthighs, Honorably Dishonored" and which was changed at the last minute to emulate the unexpected success of Lina Wertmuller's current film, THE SEDUCTION OF MIMI (1973) whose original title was also similarly long-winded (as would come to be her fashion) – got it into hot waters with the censors at the time.

Fenech is, of course, lovely and throws herself enthusiastically into the role of a streetwalker with a heart of gold who is engaged by a shady businessman to pose as his wife in order to seduce a Government minister with a roving eye for other men's wives in return for some official favors; unfortunately, contrary to expectations, her nude scenes are few and far between and never quite as explicit as previous films I've watched her in like TOP SENSATION (1969) and THE STRANGE VICE OF MRS. WARDH (1971). Incidentally, unlike her sometime co-star Barbara Bouchet, even though she was present at the Venice Film Festival I attended in her capacity as co-producer of the Al Pacino/Jeremy Irons version of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (2004), she did not appear at any of the screenings of her films or the press conferences which preceded them!

Anyway, in this film, which plays like a low-brow, broader version of a Feydeau pochade with a dash of "Pygmalion" thrown in for good measure, Fenech was reteamed with Italian comic (and future TV show host) Pippo Franco after another "celebrated" and controversial sex comedy, QUEL GRAN PEZZO DELLA UBALDA TUTTA NUDA E TUTTA CALDA (1972), which I've also caught up with quite recently and enjoyed slightly more. Ultimately, Vittorio Caprioli (a prolific character actor I "discovered" at the Venice Film Festival) as the womanizing MP and Riccardo Garrone (as Fenech's pimp who's got ideas above his station) come off best. Having said that, the film does manage to amuse in spots and the reckless driver (which turns out to be an escaped blind lunatic) and the final 'pimp duel' sequences are the film's highlights. My local DVD rental store has gotten hold of a couple more of these Italian comedies on DVD and, against my better judgment perhaps, I'll give them a try too one of these days…

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