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25 April 1976 (USA) See more »
Not since Lolita has there been a nymph like Bambina
In order to convince Raimonda, a wealthy noble woman, to finance his project for a holiday resort, Saverio gets engaged to Clotilde... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Gigi Proietti ... Saverio Mazzacolli
Teresa Ann Savoy ... Clotilde Spina

Irene Papas ... Raimonda Spina
Mario Scaccia ... Don Amilcare de Loyola

Isa Miranda ... Lorè
Bruno Cirino ... Peppe Colizzi
Lina Polito ... Concetta
Clelia Matania ... Elisa
Maria Pia Attanasio ... Principessa Anastasia
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giancarlo Badessi ... Don Liguori
Daniela Caroli ... Carmela
Mario Cecchi
Gabriella Ceramelli ... Cameriera
Nina De Padova ... Anna

Alberto Lattuada ... Il medico di famiglia

Directed by
Alberto Lattuada 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bruno Di Geronimo  screenplay
Bruno Di Geronimo  story
Ottavio Jemma 
Alberto Lattuada 

Produced by
Silvio Clementelli .... producer
Original Music by
Fred Bongusto 
Cinematography by
Lamberto Caimi 
Film Editing by
Sergio Montanari 
Art Direction by
Vincenzo Del Prato 
Costume Design by
Marisa Polidori 
Makeup Department
Gabriella Borzelli .... hair stylist
Amato Garbini .... makeup artist
Alvaro Rossi .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Bianca Lattuada .... production manager
Giovanni Soldati .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fabrezio Sergenti Castellani .... first assistant director (as Fabrizio Castellani)
Sound Department
Danilo Moroni .... sound mixer
Luciano Muratori .... boom operator
Domenico Pasquadibisceglie .... sound
Corrado Volpicelli .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Onofrio Coppola .... grip
Enrico Cortese .... camera operator
Giuseppe Gabrielli .... key grip
Luciano Luisetti .... electrician
Gianfranco Massa .... still photographer
Carlo Poletti .... assistant camera
Giorgio Regis .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lia Francesca Morandini .... costume assistant
Anna Maria Tucci .... costumer
Editorial Department
Vanda Olasio .... assistant editor
Roberto Puglisi .... assistant editor
Other crew
Beatrice Banfi .... script supervisor
Carmine Del Monaco .... production secretary
Emanuela Rossi .... voice dubbing: Teresa Ann Savoy
Maria Ruhle .... press agent

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Also Known As:
"Le farò da padre" - Italy (original title)
"I'll Take Her Like a Father" - International (English title)
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USA:97 min | France:110 min | West Germany:96 min | Argentina:110 min
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Referenced in Inside Salon Kitty (2003) (V)See more »


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11 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Teresa Savoy is the "Bambina" (in more ways than one, unfortunately), 2 September 2008
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

A handsome Italian businessman is trying to procure some land and some financing for a project from a wealthy contessa (Irene Papas). He sleeps with the woman and thinks he has sealed the deal, but then she insists that he marry her demented teenage daughter (Teresa Anne Savoy). He hatches an elaborate scheme to get out of the marriage: he is going to have the girl kidnapped and raped so he can claim she is not a virgin and have the marriage annulled (did I mention this is a COMEDY?!).

This is pretty disturbing stuff frankly, but not because of the kidnapping and rape scheme (which pretty quickly goes awry). It may not seem to exactly be every middle-aged man's worst nightmare to have to marry a sexy teenager--and the then eighteen-year-old Savoy was definitely a sexy teenager. However, her character literally has the mentality of a two year old throughout most of the movie--she sucks on the protagonist's thumb and cries when he takes it away, she giggles and squirms while he gives her a bath, etc. Of course, she doesn't consistently act infantile--at times she seems seductive or even nymphomaniacal, and he eventually falls for her. If you take this purely as an absurdist comedy, it's pretty harmless I guess. But if it's meant to be erotic, it's pretty damn disturbing unless you have some weird thing for female "adult babies". (I mean if you like your wife or girlfriend to act like an 18-year-old schoolgirl, that's a little kinky. If you're actually dating an 18 year old, well, that's certainly not illegal. But if you have an eighteen-year-old girlfriend and you like her to pretend like she's two, I'd say you have some serious problems. . .)

Savoy went on to star in a couple Tinto Brass films, "Salon Kitty" and "Caligula", where she had just as many nude scenes, but did NOT act like a two year old. Alberto Lattuado, like a lot of French and Italian directors of that era it seems, is a bit of a "Humbert Humbert"--besides this, he directed "Dulce Enganni" where Catherine Spaak plays a schoolgirl involved with an older man and "Stay the Way You Are" where Marcello Masroanni plays a man who has an affair with sexy university student Nastassia Kinski, who may actually be his daughter. He was actually a pretty classy director though, and his movies are usually funnier and a lot less disturbing than they sound on paper. I don't a know about THIS particular one though. . .

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