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Damiano Damiani (screenplay)
Damiano Damiani (story)
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Release Date:
12 March 1970 (Italy) See more »
Based on the story of Franca Viola and Filippo Melodia. In Sicily, as a Mafia boss leaves for prison... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Alessio Orano ... Vito Juvara

Ornella Muti ... Francesca
Tano Cimarosa ... Gaetano Cimarosa (as Gaetano Cimarosa)
Joe Sentieri ... Poidomani
Enzo Andronico ... Avvocato
Amerigo Tot ... Antonino Stella
Pierluigi Aprà ... Tenente dei carabinieri (as Pier Luigi Apra)
Salvatore Baccaro (as Salvatore Vaccaro)
Sandro Arlotta
Diego Morreale
Mariella Palmich
Giuseppe Lauricella
Jocelyne Munchenbach (as Joceline Münchenbach)
Fortunato Arena
Prassede Nogara
Salvatore Moscardini
Gaetano Di Leo
Francesco Tranchina
Franco Marletta

Directed by
Damiano Damiani 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Damiano Damiani  screenplay
Damiano Damiani  story
Enrico Ribulsi 
Sofia Scandurra 

Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
Cinematography by
Franco Di Giacomo 
Film Editing by
Antonio Siciliano 
Production Design by
Umberto Turco 
Sound Department
Franco Groppioni .... sound mixer
Corrado Volpicelli .... boom operator
Music Department
Bruno Nicolai .... conductor

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Also Known As:
"La moglie più bella" - Italy (original title)
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108 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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The late '70s French-dubbed release version of this film has over 10 minutes of added hardcore sex scenes, mainly appearing at the beginning of the film, featuring anonymous performers, yet its overall running time is 20 minutes shorter than the original Italian film.See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into Lo schermo a tre punte (1995) (TV)See more »


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La moglie piu' bella, 10 August 2008
Author: D_vd_B from Netherlands

Most other comments are right on the spot.

Excellent movie, good acting and marvellous music.

There are a few things i'd like to add. Sometimes, this film slows down a bit, but never long enough to It's not a genre movie at all, but if you would want to tag it, I'd give it a thriller label.

The main trouble with films like this is that it so hard to 'like' them. Not that this one is pure depressing, but you'll get to see a desperate world on the bottom of the mafia and the place where it has its roots. And it isn't like the godfather.

My final verdict is an 8 out of 10. There is nothing wrong with this movie, but it hasn't the 100% perfection for a higher score. Still, very gripping and plain good.

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