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Io, Emmanuelle (1969)

Young woman sleeps with a variety of characters while on a road to self-destruction.


Cesare Canevari




Cast overview:
Erika Blanc ... Emmanuelle
Adolfo Celi ... Sandri
Paolo Ferrari Paolo Ferrari ... Raffaello
Milla Sannoner Milla Sannoner ... Ginette
Sandro Pizzochero Sandro Pizzochero ... Il capellone (as Sandro Korso)
Lia Rho-Barbieri Lia Rho-Barbieri ... Anita
Ben Salvador Ben Salvador ... Phil
Ugo Adinolfi Ugo Adinolfi
Lucia Folli Lucia Folli
Renato Nardi Renato Nardi
Mirella Pamphili
Walter Valdi Walter Valdi


Abandoned by her man, Emmanuelle (Erika Blanc) sets out in search of the affection she so desperately craves. But while encounters with a depraved writer, a cuckold businessman, and a dim-witted journalist initially leave her sexually satisfied, the lonely pleasure-seeker reflects painfully on her sordid exploits upon learning that her beloved has been killed in a deadly roadside accident. Written by lament

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Release Date:

11 September 1969 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A Man for Emmanuelle See more »

Filming Locations:

Milan, Lombardia, Italy

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rofima Cinematografica See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Referenced in The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970) See more »


Written by Antonio Amurri and Gianni Ferrio
Sung by Mina
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The first Emmanuelle.
3 September 2001 | by Thom-PSee all my reviews

To some extent, "Io, Emmanuelle" can be considered a film of historical significance, if only because it marks the first screen appearance of the infamous Emmanuelle character later immortalized by the likes of Sylvia Kristel, Krista Allen and also Laura Gemser in the offshoot, single "M" Emanuelle series. Here, the free-spirited beauty is played by Italian Euro-Goddess, Erika Blanc, best known as the succulent succubus in Jean Brismée's "La Plus Longue Nuit du Diable" (aka "The Devil's Nightmare"). However, apart from its title, this film shares little in common with the erotic exploits of the Kristel/Allen series, nor does it much resemble the all out exploitation efforts starring Laura Gemser (and most often directed by Joe D'Amato). Instead, this is basically an artsy, Euro treatment with very little story or character development and seems mainly an excuse to have Blanc cavort about in various states of dress and undress. Surprising since it was directed by Cesare Canevari, who would later helm the Nazi-exploitation classic, "Gestapo's Last Orgy." Interesting as a curiosity, but that's about it. For Emmanuelle collectors and Erica Blanc fetishists only.

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