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Viva Maria! (1965)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Romance | 18 December 1965 (USA)
Somewhere in Central America in 1907: Maria II is the daughter of an Irish terrorist. After her father's death, she meets Maria I, a singer in a circus. She decides to stay with the circus,... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Maria I
... Maria Fitzgerald O'Malley aka Maria II
... Flores
... Mme Diogène
Gregor von Rezzori ... Diogène (as Gregor Von Rezzori)
Poldo Bendandi ... Werther
... The Great Rodolfo
... Rodríguez (as Carlos Lopez Moctezuma)
Jonathan Eden ... Juanito Diogène
Francisco Reiguera ... Father Superior
Adriana Roel ... Janine
José Baviera ... Don Alvaro
José Ángel Espinosa 'Ferrusquilla' ... The Dictator of San Miguel (as José Ángel Espinoza)
Fernando Wagner ... Father of Maria II
Roberto Pedret ... Pablo
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Somewhere in Central America in 1907: Maria II is the daughter of an Irish terrorist. After her father's death, she meets Maria I, a singer in a circus. She decides to stay with the circus, and on her debut as a singer, she unintentionally invents the strip-tease and makes the circus famous. Then they accidentally meet a socialist revolutionary and find themselves leading a revolution against the dictator, the capitalists and the Church. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Just in case you can't catch the words above the roar of battle and laughter you can read 'em at the bottom of the screen. See more »


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18 December 1965 (USA)  »

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$2,200,000 (estimated)
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Maria (Brigitte Bardot) mistakenly identifies a Skyton-Babbit Model 1907 Machine Gun as a Vickers Machine Gun. However it really is a Vickers Mark1 Machine Gun. The Skyton-Babbit Machine Gun is a fictional name. See more »

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The Pound sign on the wanted poster has been placed after the figure. This is the French practice. In England it would be in front. See more »

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Referenced in Every Little Step (2008) See more »

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Maria ! Maria !
Music by Georges Delerue
Lyrics by' Louis Malle' and Jean-Claude Carrière
Performed by Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau
(p) 1965, Philips
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For Bardot and Moreau only
3 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

The main merit of the movie is the presence of Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau, at the top of their charm and beauty. The strip-tease scene is the only funny scene instead.

Apart from that and from a good cinematography, the film is quite boring. Louis Malle is one of the leading French "Nouvelle vague" directors, but here he deals with a big budget adventure -he doesn't work in his natural context.

The idea of two girls named Maria who carry on the Mexican revolution could be good, but gags and action scenes are not memorable. In many situations you can guess what is going to happen.

Obviously it's a movie made for exploiting the commercial appeal of the two gorgeous actresses.

Malle, Bardot and Moreau made much better things.


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