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A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)

PG | | Comedy | 16 July 1982 (USA)
A wacky inventor and his wife invite two other couples for a weekend party at a romantic summer house in the 1900s countryside.




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Complete credited cast:
Leopold (as Jose Ferrer)
Adam Redfield ...
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Sol Frieder ...
Boris Zoubok ...
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Mrs. Baker


Centred around a weekend party at the home of inventor Andrew Hobbs and his wife Adrian, attended by randy doctor Maxwell Jordan, his nurse Dulcy, renowned philosopher Dr.Leopold Sturgis and his fiancée, this is a light comedy concerning their various emotional, intellectual and sexual entanglements, loosely based on Ingmar Bergman's 'Smiles of a Summer Night' . Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Six characters in search of love [Video]




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Eine Sommernachts-Sexkomödie  »

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Games, sports and pastimes featured in the film at the country house estate included archery, badminton, piano playing, walking, butterfly netting, singing, hiking, playing chess, flying, swimming and picnicking. See more »


Jose Ferrer sings the song, "The Lord's Prayer", which was not written by Albert Hay Malotte until 1935, even though the film was set much earlier. See more »


Andrew: I wonder if geniuses have problems with their sex lives.
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Piano Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Opus 40
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (as Mendelssohn)
Performed by Eugene Ormandy and The Philadelphia Orchestra (as The Philadelphia Orchestra)
Courtesy of CBS Records
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an overlooked masterpiece
25 May 2002 | by (Tennessee, USA) – See all my reviews

I am amazed at how neglected this film is. It is a real gem. I'm a big Woody Allen film and I consider it one of his best. The story is intelligent, well-written, funny, and charming. The themes of love, fate, and immortality are explored in a thoroughly entertaining way. A great performance by all the actors, but special mention should be made of Jose Ferrer and Julie Haggerty. See this movie. You will not be disappointed.

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