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The Devil Is a Woman (1973)

Il sorriso del grande tentatore (original title)
R | | Drama | 1974 (UK)
The Mother Superior of a convent wields power in its most vicious forms. And as she as she destroys the people in her care, she herself becomes her own victim as she draws on all her spiritual powers to drive out the tempter.

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Damiano Damiani

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Damiano Damiani (screenplay), Damiano Damiani (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenda Jackson ... Sister Geraldine
Claudio Cassinelli ... Rodolfo Solina
Lisa Harrow ... Emilia Contreras
Adolfo Celi ... Father Borelli
Duilio Del Prete ... Monsignor Salvi
Arnoldo Foà ... Monsignor Badensky
Gabriele Lavia ... Prince Ottavio Ranieri d'Aragona
Francisco Rabal ... Bishop Marquez
Rolf Tasna Rolf Tasna ... Monsignor Meitner
Eugenio Bottari Eugenio Bottari ... (as Eugenio Bottai)
Edoardo Canali Edoardo Canali
Edda Ferronao Edda Ferronao ... Kitchen maid
Ely Galleani ... Rodolfo's girlfriend
Margherita Horowitz Margherita Horowitz ... Prince Ottavio's mother
Fabrizio Jovine ... The Doctor
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The Mother Superior of a convent wields power in its most vicious forms. And as she as she destroys the people in her care, she herself becomes her own victim as she draws on all her spiritual powers to drive out the tempter.

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The forbidden experience. See more »

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Country:

Italy | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1974 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Devil Is a Woman See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Worth seeing for Glenda Jackson alone!
2 March 1999 | by twain-2See all my reviews

I'm sorry this film didn't get more widespread attention. I believe I found only one real review, and in that Leonard Matlin called this a bomb.

Had Mr. Maltin been raised in Catholic school he might think differently. What he calls outrageous and ludicrous, I called high school. As the Mother Superior of a convent, Glenda Jackson wields power in its most vicious and devastating forms. And as she as she destroys the people in her care, she herself becomes her own victim, also. Get it! Demand it! See it!


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