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The Sensuous Nurse -- Ursula Andress (Dr No; Mountain Of The Cannibal God; She) has been voted the top Bond girl of all time, making her mark on cinema in the famous Dr No scene with that bikini. Well, if you’ve ever wondered what she’d look like without the bikini, then reach for Shameless Screen Entertainment’s release of The Nurse (L’infermiera! Literally: Andress is undressed for most part of this pun-filled romp-com.
Jack Palance (Batman; Tango And Cash) plays a mean offbeat American tycoon looking to buy a vineyard in the beautiful Tuscan hills. The old Italian owner, a randy lecher who is convalescing from his last bonk-induced heart-attack, doesn’t want to sell, even if his madcap family does. The family hires the gorgeous Nurse, Ursula Andress to … ahem… undress and give the old man another – and they hope fatal – cardiac arrest! All barmy, fizzy fun and the clincher – this is the only non-Bond franchise with a second Bond girl! Thunderball’s stunning leather-clad biker, Luciana Paluzzi (The Green Slime) stars here without leathers… or anything!
This release will mark the first DVD release of The Nurse in the UK!

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September 1979 (USA) See more »
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Ursula Andress will melt your thermometer
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Cast

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Ursula Andress ... Anna
Duilio Del Prete ... Benito Varotto
Mario Pisu ... Leonida Bottacin
Daniele Vargas ... Gustavo Scarpa
Carla Romanelli ... Tosca Floria Zanin
Marina Confalone ... Italia Varotto
Stefano Sabelli ... Adone

Luciana Paluzzi ... Jole Scarpa
Lino Toffolo ... Giovanni Garbin

Jack Palance ... Mr. Kitch
Attilio Duse ... Doctor Pavan

Directed by
Nello Rossati 
 
Writing credits
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Claudia Florio 
Roberto Gianviti 
Nello Rossati 
Paolo Vidali 

Produced by
Romano Dandi .... executive producer
Carlo Ponti .... producer
 
Original Music by
Gianfranco Plenizio 
 
Cinematography by
Ennio Guarnieri 
 
Film Editing by
Alberto Gallitti 
 
Production Design by
Toni Rossati 
 
Costume Design by
Toni Rossati 
 
Makeup Department
Franco Corridoni .... makeup artist (as Francesco Corridoni)
Maria Teresa Corridoni .... hair stylist
Giulio Mastrantonio .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paolo Vidali .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Danilo Moroni .... sound mixer
Alvaro Orsini .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Angelo Pennoni .... still photographer
Maurizio Scanziani .... camera operator
 
Music Department
Luca di Silverio .... soundtrack album producer
 
Other crew
Claudia Florio .... script supervisor
Giacomo Longo .... production secretary
 

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Also Known As:
"L'infermiera" - Italy (original title)
"Nurse Anna" - USA (reissue title)
"The Secrets of a Sensuous Nurse" - USA
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105 min
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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Erotic comedy treats with two Bond Women, 3 December 2001
Author: Kakueke

Anna (Ursula Andress) is brought in as an official R.N. by ex-lover Benito Varotto (Duilio Del Prete), ostensibly to nurse an aging widower, Count Leonida Bottacin (Mario Piso), back to health after a heart attack. But Benito is actually leading a group of heirs and businessmen, including American entrepreneur Mr. Kitch (Jack Palance), with ulterior motives, reflected by what Anna hopefully will actually accomplish with the Count. He has a history of, well, liking women, and would be actually a bit more "vulnerable" as he is cured. The bad guys get derailed as Anna does not go along and grows closer to the Count. The ending might be said to be ironic, but it is probably better described as predictable.

But so much for plot--this film is totally an erotic comedy, from start to finish, and oh how good. There are many nude scenes, including ones of Anna and Jole, one of the malevolent heiresses, played by Luciana Paluzzi. Both Ursula and Luciana are noteworthy continental ex-Bond women, and thus fulfill the fantasies of male viewers. As she did in Thunderball (remember Fiona Volpe), Luciana plays a femme fatale, sort of, although less elegantly.

Perhaps the best scene is Anna's (slow) complete strip and jump in bed with the young Adone, the "other patient" (who incredibly is resisting), in an attempt to find out what he knows about the plot. But even at this point she is already two-faced (for the better), for she has decided not to go along. However, Benito is more than a two-timer with women, having had lengthy flings in the past with both Anna and Jole, and the rival best erotic scene follows an invective-filled (to put it mildly) argument between him and Jole. This is a standing-up encounter in which Luciana is down to black panties only. Another nice one is Ursula swimming fully naked in the estate's pool. The Count is free, as the client, to put his hands wherever he wants to on Ursula, and he takes advantage. Hey, somehow I've gone back to the actresses' names in my descriptions. Erotic scenes involving other women include an amusing naked wine cellar chase. "The Sensuous Nurse" is compact, 77 minutes, but it doesn't need to be--it is enjoyable without interruption, start to finish. Definitely recommended.

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