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Sex with a Smile (1976)

40 gradi all'ombra del lenzuolo (original title)
Five short comic sketches, all unrelated to each other, except that they are all expressions of Italian sexual humor. In one sketch, Marty Feldman plays a bodyguard, hired by her father to ... See full summary »

Director:

Sergio Martino

Writers:

Tonino Guerra (screenplay), Tonino Guerra (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Bouchet ... The Woman (segment "I soldi in banca")
Edwige Fenech ... Emilia Chiapponi (segment "La cavallona")
Dayle Haddon ... Marina (segment "La guardia del corpo")
Alberto Lionello ... Filippo, the "Catch It While It's Hot" male (segment "L'attimo fuggente")
Aldo Maccione ... Adriano Serpetti, the "Dog's Day" male (segment "Un posto tranquillo")
Tomas Milian ... Cavaliere Marelli, the "Dream Girl" male (segment "La cavallona")
Enrico Montesano ... Salvatore, the "One for the Money" male (segment "I soldi in banca")
Giovanna Ralli ... Esmeralda (segment "L'attimo fuggente")
Sydne Rome ... Marcella Fosne (segment "Un posto tranquillo")
Marty Feldman ... Alex, the "Bodyguard" male (segment "La guardia del corpo")
Christian Aligny Christian Aligny ... Dracula (segment "La cavallona") (as Christian Alegny)
Salvatore Baccaro ... Client at the bar (segment "La cavallona")
Fiammetta Baralla Fiammetta Baralla ... Woman in the Bathroom (segment "I soldi in banca")
Mimmo Crao Mimmo Crao ... François (segment "La guardia del corpo")
Franco Diogene Franco Diogene ... Ignazio, her husband (segment "I soldi in banca")
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Storyline

Five short comic sketches, all unrelated to each other, except that they are all expressions of Italian sexual humor. In one sketch, Marty Feldman plays a bodyguard, hired by her father to watch a young woman; he watches her a little too closely. In another, while Barbara Bouchet's husband is out of town on business, a stranger offers her twenty million lire in return for sex. Three times he offers, three times she protests and then consents, only to find out in the end that both the man and his sixty million lire are -- oh, but that would spoil the ending. :-) Written by Brian C. Madsen <bcmmovies@earthlink.net>

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Taglines:

After you've tried everything else... try Sex with a Smile.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

9 January 1976 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Sex with a Smile See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Medusa Distribuzione See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1983)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 67735 delivered on 9-1-1976. See more »

Quotes

Salvatore: One million in each envelope. Twenty envelopes, that's twenty million! Uh, Italian lire, but that's better than nothing...
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Connections

Follows Spogliamoci così, senza pudor... (1976) See more »

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A sad English voice-over of the wonderful Italian sex comedy, 40 gradia all'ombra del lenzuolo
14 October 2012 | by ocoee96See all my reviews

Remarkably, this release contains the occasional scene not found on the Italian language version. Watch the Italian version with subtitles downloaded from the web to truly appreciate this film.

Each of the five vignettes offers something to enjoy: (1) Watching Edwige Fenech walk down the street in her trademark skin tight dress is simply marvelous. Someone ought to make a 20 minute loop of that. (2) Giovanna Ralli is the ultimate in sultry Italian beauty - and her relentless abuse of "cheauffeuer" Filippo is delightful. (3) Perky Dayle Haddon was an unexpected treat - especially in the bathtub. But Marty Feldman owns the day in this thigh-slapper. (4) Barbara Bouchet is perhaps the weakest of the group - coming across a bit wooden as the target of an enigmatic man with tons of money. (5) The fresh-faced Sydne Rome plays spacey Marcella to perfection in this cautionary tale of a canine jealousy.


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