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Village of Daughters (1962)

Approved | | Comedy | 28 January 1963 (Sweden)
Herbert Harris is a traveling salesman who makes his way into a remote Italian village to sell his wares. There, he finds many single and attractive women who all pursue him madly. He ... See full summary »

Director:

George Pollock

Writers:

David Pursall (original story), Jack Seddon (original story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Sykes ... Herbert Harris
Scilla Gabel ... Angelina Vimercati
John Le Mesurier ... Don Calogere
Grégoire Aslan ... Gastoni (as Gregoire Aslan)
Warren Mitchell ... Puccelli
Anthony Morton Anthony Morton ... Spartaco
Eric Pohlmann ... Marcio
Edwin Richfield ... Balbino
Bernard Goldman Bernard Goldman ... Passoti
Yvonne Romain ... Annunziata Gastoni
Jill Carson Jill Carson ... Lucia Puccelli
Talitha Pol Talitha Pol ... Gioia Spartaco
Bettine Le Beau Bettine Le Beau ... Alisa Marcio
Dalia Penn Dalia Penn ... Sophia Balbino
Carol White ... Natasha Passoti
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Storyline

Herbert Harris is a traveling salesman who makes his way into a remote Italian village to sell his wares. There, he finds many single and attractive women who all pursue him madly. He quickly learns that the village has all but one single man left, as the majority have left to find work.

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Italian | French

Release Date:

28 January 1963 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

A Cidade das Mil Noivas See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film was part of a double-bill with "Ride The High Country", the second film directed by Sam Peckinpah. See more »

Goofs

At (around 0h 17min) the mayor urges his wife to disperse the crowd, saying "Via, via." Unless he means "Street, street" he should have said "Vai, vai" which is Italian for "Go, go." See more »

Soundtracks

Village of Daughters
Music by Ron Goodwin
Lyrics by Norman Newell
Performed by Eric Sykes and chorus
[Played over the end credits]
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British comedy, like it or hate it
17 February 1999 | by parky-3See all my reviews

Take a comic genius (Eric Sykes), sprinkle in a collection of regular British TV comic actors (John Le Mesurier, Warren Mitchell), simmer over a simple but dated comedy premise (a salesman discovers an Italian village full of nubile women) and you have the comedy-movie equivalent of potatoes: archetypal and essential, but a bit bland.


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