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Seduced and Abandoned (1964)

Sedotta e abbandonata (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 15 July 1964 (USA)
Agnese, a 15-year-old Sicilian girl is seduced and impregnated by Peppino, her sister Matilde's fiancé. Soon Vincenzo, Agnese's father, discovers everything. He wants to force Peppino to ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Agnese Ascalone
... Don Vincenzo Ascalone
Aldo Puglisi ... Peppino Califano
... Antonio Ascalone
Lola Braccini ... Amalia Califano
... Il barone Rizieri Zappalà
Umberto Spadaro ... L'avvocato Ascalone
Paola Biggio ... Matilde Ascalone
Rocco D'Assunta ... Orlando Califano
Oreste Palella ... Il maresciallo Polenza
Lina Lagalla ... Francesca Ascalone (as Lina La Galla)
Gustavo D'Arpe ... L'avvocato Ciarpetta
Rosetta Urzì ... Consolata - la serva
Roberta Narbonne ... Rosaura Ascalone
Vincenzo Licata ... Pasquale Profumo - l'impresario di pompe funebri
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Agnese, a 15-year-old Sicilian girl is seduced and impregnated by Peppino, her sister Matilde's fiancé. Soon Vincenzo, Agnese's father, discovers everything. He wants to force Peppino to marry the dishonored Agnese, but Peppino runs away and Vincenzo sends his son Antonio to kill him. At this point, Agnese goes to the police to try to stop events. They're all taken to court. But events can't be stopped, there's still time for a fake kidnapping. A happy end is still possible. Written by 1felco

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In salient moments of the film, the soundtrack is a very close imitation, both in the melody and in the performance of Dimitri Tiomkin's "Deguello" previously used in the soundtrack of the movies "The Alamo" and "Rio Bravo". The composition is so effective in underling moments of tension that Italian director Sergio Leone wanted to use it in his movie "Fistful of Dollars." See more »

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Il maresciallo Polenza: [looks at a map of Italy, then covers Sicily with his hands] Better! Much better!
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Written by Carlo Rossi & Edoardo Vianello
Performed by Edoardo Vianello
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Germi's gems!
21 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

Granted, it's not as polished or swanky as "Divorce". No dashing Marcello, no Sophia's curves. Perhaps it dabs in paint too close to that of his more famous predecessor. Yet, what delightful film! The comedy of manners and mores can rarely get any better. And then the cutting, darker, a bit menacing undertones that reveal that fascinating Sicilia of times now lost forever: wow! I love both of Germi's gems but if I could take only one with me it would be "Sedotta e abbandonata". I also marvel at how well Germi, himself un Genovese, understood the very heart and soul of that lovely island off the boot of Italy. Almost perfect: who cares for perfection anyway?


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