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The Dolls (1965)

Le bambole (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 26 January 1965 (Italy)
Four different facets of love Italian-style provide the basis of this episodic film.

Writers:

Rodolfo Sonego (screenplay), Rodolfo Sonego (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Virna Lisi ... Luisa (segment "La telefonata")
Nino Manfredi ... Giorgio (segment "La telefonata")
Alicia Brandet Alicia Brandet ... Armenia (segment "La telefonata")
Monica Vitti ... Giovanna (segment "La minestra")
John Karlsen ... Husband (segment "La minestra")
Orazio Orlando ... Richetto, amante (segment "La minestra")
De Simone De Simone ... Peppe (segment "La minestra")
Elke Sommer ... Ulla (segment "Il Trattato di Eugenetica")
Piero Focaccia Piero Focaccia ... Valerio (segment "Il Tratatto di Eugenetica")
Maurizio Arena ... Massimo (segment "Il Trattato di Eugenetica")
Gina Lollobrigida ... Beatrice (segment "Monsignor Cupido")
Jean Sorel ... Vincenzo (segment "Monsignor Cupido")
Akim Tamiroff ... Monsignor Arendi (segment "Monsignor Cupido")
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Camillo Milli Camillo Milli
Gianni Rizzo Gianni Rizzo ... Hotel Manager
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Storyline

Four different facets of love Italian-style provide the basis of this episodic film.

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Taglines:

Those sensational 'DOLLS'...Italian Style!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

26 January 1965 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Doll that Took the Town See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Referenced in Carnaby, M.D. (1966) See more »

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No longer juicy
4 November 1999 | by SMK-4See all my reviews

Italians were always fond of episodic comedies, and this falls right into the heydays of this genre, the 1960s. For its time it was regarded quite juicy, both in the subject matter (love, wooing, seduction, etc.) and its visual realisation; Ms. Lollobrigida even got into some trouble with the authorities over her sexy dress. Clearly, times have changed - just three or four years after it was made nobody would have raised an eyebrow. The film 'feels' a bit like "Sex in the City (1998)" transferred into a 1960s mediterranean environment.

Changing attitudes is more a problem than an asset for the film today: it needs to unease and shock people just a little in order to keep its audience on the edge, without alienating a mainstream crowd. If the shock's gone much of the interest's gone. What remains is an interesting document of morals in the mid 1960s.

Unfortunately, the Amazon release (double feature with Sweet Ecstasy) has rather poor picture quality and can only be recommended for Lollobrigida-completists.


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