6.6/10
71
2 user 6 critic

Scacco alla regina (1969)

26 year old Silvia has it all, but is still discontent, and daydreams about BDSM sex. When her husband is away on a business trip, she goes to a castle outside Rome to work as a secretary. Here she is turned into a slave.

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A woman recovering from a car accident in which she lost her unborn child finds herself pursued by a coven of devil worshipers.

Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: George Hilton, Edwige Fenech, Ivan Rassimov
Play Motel (1979)
Crime | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A reporter and his girlfriend investigate deaths surrounding a hotel where several prominent people go to have sex.

Director: Mario Gariazzo
Stars: Ray Lovelock, Anna Maria Rizzoli, Mario Cutini
Camille 2000 (1969)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Marguerite, a beautiful woman of affairs, falls for the young and promising Armand, but sacrifices her love for him for the sake of his future and reputation.

Director: Radley Metzger
Stars: Danièle Gaubert, Nino Castelnuovo, Eleonora Rossi Drago
Crime | Thriller | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A wagon load of convicts on their way to prison is being escorted through the mountains by a cavalry troop. They are attacked by a bandit gang, and only a sergeant, his beautiful young ... See full summary »

Director: Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent
Stars: Claudio Undari, Emma Cohen, Alberto Dalbés
Pigs (1972)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Lynn Hart is a disturbed young woman who escapes from a mental hospital where she was committed for killing her abusive father who raped her. Stealing a nurse's uniform and car, Lynn ends ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Lawrence
Stars: Toni Lawrence, Jesse Vint, Catherine Ross
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Petey Wheatstraw (Rudy Ray Moore) is a candidate to become the devil's son-in-law. The storyline is a scaffolding on which Rudy Ray Moore's standup humor can be unfolded. Beginning life as ... See full summary »

Director: Cliff Roquemore
Stars: Rudy Ray Moore, Jimmy Lynch, Leroy Daniels
Vampyres (1974)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A lesbian vampire couple waylay and abduct various passer-byes, both male and female, to hold them captive at their rural manor in the English countryside in order to kill and feed on them to satisfy their insatiable thirst for blood.

Director: José Ramón Larraz
Stars: Marianne Morris, Anulka Dziubinska, Murray Brown
Étoile (1989)
Fantasy | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An American ballerina arrives in Hungary to enroll in a ballet school and it soon becomes apparent that things are not what they seem.

Director: Peter Del Monte
Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Gary McCleery, Laurent Terzieff
Delirio caldo (1972)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A respected doctor becomes the prime suspect in a series of gruesome murders.

Director: Renato Polselli
Stars: Mickey Hargitay, Rita Calderoni, Raul Lovecchio
The Slave (1962)
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The decurion Randus holds himself so well in the command of his troops, that Caesar promotes him to centurion. He is subsequently sent to Egypt, to keep Caesar informed on the actions and ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Corbucci
Stars: Steve Reeves, Jacques Sernas, Gianna Maria Canale
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A modern-day witch uses spells and magic to get men to fall in love with her.

Director: Anna Biller
Stars: Samantha Robinson, Jeffrey Vincent Parise, Laura Waddell
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The titular medallion is a gift presented to young Nicole Elmi. Once the girl places the gift around her neck, she is possessed by the spirit of a dead child who was a murderess.

Director: Massimo Dallamano
Stars: Richard Johnson, Joanna Cassidy, Ida Galli
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Margaret Mevin
...
Silvia (as Haydeé Politoff)
...
Enrico Valdman
...
Spartaco
Daniela Surina ...
Dina
Gabriele Tinti ...
Franco
Elvira Tonelli ...
Vittorina
Ileana Rigano ...
Iris (as Ileana Riganò)
Giorgio Gruden ...
Regista
Edda Ferronao ...
Maria
Mario Erpichini ...
Invitati al party
Edit

Storyline

26 year old Silvia has it all, but is still discontent, and daydreams about BDSM sex. When her husband is away on a business trip, she goes to a castle outside Rome to work as a secretary. Here she is turned into a slave.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 November 1969 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

The Slave  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 54865 delivered on 23-10-1969. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Continental Op?
22 May 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Another astonishing European film from the late 60s, translated as, Check to the Queen, on my copy and a prime example of what Tim Lucas calls, Continental Op. In his fascinating article in Video Watchdog No.168, he postulates the theory of a film genre growing out of the mid 60s, 'Op Art' movement and emanating, primarily from Continental Europe. His argument is persuasive and conveniently groups together all those colourful and weird and wonderful films we immediately recognise as of the period, in the main because of the emphasise on style and design. Lucas mentions, Red Desert, Blow Up, Death Laid An Egg, Danger Diabolik and many others and the fact that this is missing says more about its obscurity than its lack of 'Continental Op' credentials. This wild movie tells, in a completely matter of fact way, a tale of how a beautiful young girl volunteers to become the slave of a slightly older wealthy lady media star. As with other movies of this time, a seeming silly notion, is treated quite seriously and at times even discussed in a manner to suggest that we might all be better living in such a way. 'Liberty brings such responsibilities'. But there is too, that look, everything looks wonderful, as if ripped from high art or fashion magazines, nudity is rampant and the music, usually similarly delirious and here composed by Piero Piccioni in an example of the very finest of such scores. The lovely Rosanna Sciaffino is the mistress and delightful young Haydee Politoff, the more than willing slave as we witness a mechanical horse, sexual indiscretions and appropriate punishment, numerous costume changes and even a slave auction. In addition, just when our young slave is being proffered something maybe just a little too much, we have a psychedelic fantasy sequence, showing her desire for something just that little bit more. 'Continental Op' or maybe 'Acid Erotica', either way an original, great looking, great sounding, late 60s cinema experience.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?