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The Queens (1966)

Le fate (original title)
Four unrelated short comedies by four different directors. "Queen Sabina"chronicles the sexual misadventures of a teenage girl on the road home. "Queen Armenia" centers on a self-serving ... See full summary »

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Suso Cecchi D'Amico (screenplay), Tonino Guerra (story) | 9 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Monica Vitti ... Sabina (segment "Fata Sabina")
Enrico Maria Salerno ... Gianni (segment "Fata Sabina")
Claudia Cardinale ... Armenia (segment "Fata Armenia")
Gastone Moschin ... Dr. Aldini (segment "Fata Armenia")
Raquel Welch ... Elena (segment "Fata Elena")
Jean Sorel ... Luigi (segment "Fata Elena")
Alberto Sordi ... Giovanni (segment "Fata Marta")
Capucine ... Marta (segment "Fata Marta")
Olga Villi Olga Villi ... Countess Rattazzi (segment "Fata Marta")
Anthony Steel ... The Professor (segment "Fata Marta")
Renzo Giovampietro Renzo Giovampietro ... 2nd Motorist (segment "Fata Sabina")
Corrado Olmi Corrado Olmi ... Aldini's Friend (segment "Fata Armenia")
Gigi Ballista Gigi Ballista ... The Priest (segment "Fata Marta")
Clotilde Sakaroff Clotilde Sakaroff ... The Governess (segment "Fata Elena") (as Clothilde Sakharoff)
Nino Marchetti Nino Marchetti ... The Guest (segment "Fata Marta")
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Storyline

Four unrelated short comedies by four different directors. "Queen Sabina"chronicles the sexual misadventures of a teenage girl on the road home. "Queen Armenia" centers on a self-serving opportunistic gypsy babysitter who uses her employer's kids for her own gain. The third episode, "Queen Elena" centers on a husband who learns a lesson about the perils of infidelity after he succumbs to the wiles of the seductive wife next door. The last vignette, "Queen Marta" centers on a wealthy woman who, when drunk, uses her butler as an outlet for her lust.

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Four kinds of queenly females...some regal, some legal, all exciting! See more »

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Comedy

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

10 March 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Queens See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Raquel Welch's voice was dubbed into Italian by another actress. See more »

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A toast to those beautiful, funny and sexy 1960's stars
19 September 2003 | by debblystSee all my reviews

If you like watching Italian multi-segment sex comedies -- yes, they made them by the hundreds in the 1960s -- this might be one of the most charming and enjoyable. Good production values, fine directors (Bolognini, Salce, Pietrangeli and champion Monicelli), efficient male co-stars (Jean Sorel, Enrico Maria Salerno, Gastone Moschin and great Alberto Sordi), simple but not bad stories (especially fine is Queen Marta/Welch episode).

But above all, you'll be delighted with these four magnificently beautiful, funny & sexy ladies: force of nature Claudia Cardinale as a carefree young gypsy mother (in one of her best comedy roles); supreme comedienne Monica Vitti who delivers here no less than a masterclass on comedy timing; gorgeous Raquel Welch, sexier than in any of her American films; and classy Capucine, whose character becomes very naughty when she drinks...and then forgets all about it. Wonderful for a lazy evening. Try to see it in the original Italian version with subtitles, so you won't miss Vitti & Cardinale's sexy, husky voices.


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