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Woman Times Seven (1967)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 10 October 1967 (France)
Seven portraits of different types of women.


Vittorio De Sica


Cesare Zavattini (screenplay)
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Shirley MacLaine ... Paulette / Maria Teresa / Linda / Edith / Eve Minou / Marie / Jeanne
Peter Sellers ... Jean (segment "Funeral Procession")
Elspeth March ... Annette (segment "Funeral Procession")
Rossano Brazzi ... Giorgio (segment "Amateur Night")
Laurence Badie Laurence Badie ... Prostitute (segment "Amateur Night")
Judith Magre ... Bitter Thirty (segment "Amateur Night")
Catherine Samie ... Jeannine (segment "Amateur Night")
Zanie Campan Zanie Campan ... (segment "Amateur Night")
Robert Duranton Robert Duranton ... Didi (segment "Amateur Night")
Vittorio Gassman ... Cenci (segment "Two Against One")
Clinton Greyn Clinton Greyn ... MacCormack (segment "Two Against One")
Lex Barker ... Rik (segment "Super Simone")
Elsa Martinelli ... Pretty woman (segment "Super Simone")
Robert Morley ... Dr. Xavier (segment "Super Simone")
Jessie Robins Jessie Robins ... Marianne, Edith's maid (segment "Super Simone")


Seven mini-stories of adultery: "Funeral Possession", a wayward widow at her husband's funeral; "Amateur Night", angry wife becomes a streetwalker out of revenge; "Two Against One", seemingly prudish girl turns out otherwise; "Super Simone", wife vainly attempts to divert her over-engrossed writer husband; "At the Opera", a battle over a supposedly exclusive dress; "Suicides", a death pact; and "Snow", would-be suitor is actually a private detective hired by jealous husband. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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As Naughty As A Black Lace Nightgown!


Comedy | Drama


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Did You Know?


Sir Michael Caine, who played a private detective, hired by a jealous husband to spy on Shirley MacLaine, has no dialogue in this movie. Even when he reports his surveillance mission calling from a telephone booth, his voice remains unheard. See more »


In "The Suicides" vignette, the characters scrawl a French profanity on the wall of their hotel room, yet when they play a long scene in front of a mirror in which the word is reflected, the word doesn't appear backwards as it normally would. See more »


Linda: All right, which one did it? Which one touched me?
Cenci (segment "Two Against One"): I'm as still as a statue! Ants could even crawl on me!
MacCormack (segment "Two Against One"): Well, I was fallin' asleep!
Linda: It's a disgrace! You ought to be ashamed! You have sent a dream up in smoke - destroyed a spiritual relationship. A friendship, reverting to the age of the caveman. Look at you! Look at you - insensitive mummies! And we wonder why there are still wars? - - And in front of two creatures, the likes of you, I don't even have the courage to show myself as God made me. ...
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Referenced in O apithanos (1970) See more »


Extract from 'Carmen'
Music by Georges Bizet
Editions Choudens
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The Seven Faces Of Shirley
12 February 2018 | by liufilms-ylSee all my reviews

A film directed by the great Vittorio de Sica with Shirley MacLaine! How exciting I thought. Then, every episode has Shirley with a different leading man, Peter Sellers, Alan Arkin, Michael Caine, Vittorio Gassman, Rossano Brazzi, etc, etc. Well, it was too good to be true. The stories are slight and I kept waiting for a bit of ooph. Okay, no. No oomph really but it has moments. Michael Caine and Shirley in a moving comedy of errors for instance and it has her, Shirley MacLaine and that in itself makes it a must because she'll be there for us , seven times, one hundred per cent.

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Release Date:

10 October 1967 (France) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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