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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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The Four Queenly Virtues are Constancy, Fidelity, Chastity and Honor -- See more »

Genres:

Comedy

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Details

Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

10 March 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Bravo! Sexy, light fun...Italian Style
26 February 2007 | by CelluloidDogSee all my reviews

There are four episodes (60s style) directed by four excellent Italian directors (e.g., Monicelli, Bolognini) at their peak. The women Capucine, Raquel Welch, Monica Vitti and Claudia Cardinale are obviously at the top of their performances too. The best and very original episodes were with Vitti and Cardinale which is what the 9 rating is for. The other two episodes are OK (6).

Raquel is her early days can't act (not until she did Broadway). She looks amazing, but she's like looking at a $5,000 plasma HD TV turned off...nothing going on but looks good.

Monica is hilarious in her episode which involves some who's chasing who... Cardinale is terrific and gorgeous as a gypsy girl involves with babies (funky to check out where she lives...). They are the life of this film in contrast to the coolness of Capucine and Welch.

This film is the least know of the episodic commedia all'italiana genre (e.g., Boccaccio '70) It is difficult to get this on DVD (although I have seen copies perhaps unauthorized so the quality of a print you might find may not be good). Hopefully it will be digitally reworked on DVD.


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