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Le scomunicate di San Valentino (1974)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror | 26 March 1974 (Italy)
Lucita has been locked away in a convent by her family in order to keep her away from her lover, Esteban. The pair make plans to elope, but Esteban is accused of heresy before Lucita can ... See full summary »

Director:

Sergio Grieco

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Sergio Grieco (screenplay), Sergio Grieco (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Françoise Prévost ... The Abbess
Jenny Tamburi Jenny Tamburi ... Lucita
Paolo Malco ... Esteban
Franco Ressel Franco Ressel ... Don Alonso - Lucita's father
Corrado Gaipa Corrado Gaipa ... Father Onorio
Gino Rocchetti Gino Rocchetti
Pier Giovanni Anchisi Pier Giovanni Anchisi ... Isidro (as Piero Anchisi)
Calisto Calisti Calisto Calisti
Aldina Martano Aldina Martano ... Sister Rosario (as Alda Martano)
Bruna Beani ... Josefa
Barbara Herrera Barbara Herrera
María Luisa Sala María Luisa Sala
Adriana Facchetti Adriana Facchetti
Dada Gallotti Dada Gallotti
Cinzia Greco Cinzia Greco
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Lucita has been locked away in a convent by her family in order to keep her away from her lover, Esteban. The pair make plans to elope, but Esteban is accused of heresy before Lucita can escape. Hiding in the convent, Esteban discovers the horrifying depravity of the covent's abbess, Sister Incarnation. Can Esteban rescue his love from this madhouse before the inquisitor discovers what is going on and has everyone executed? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Drama | Horror

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

26 March 1974 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sinful Nuns of Saint Valentine See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Claudia Cinematografica See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The nuns' outfits have zippers up the back. See more »

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Version of The Bloody Judge (1970) See more »

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Better-than-average 70s exploitation-drama
1 November 2015 | by grantssSee all my reviews

Better-than-average 70s exploitation flick. Not that this says too much...

Set in Spain during the time of the Spanish Inquisition, a man is on the run from the law, having been accused of murder. He hides out in a abbey, St Valentines, where he is reunited with the love of his life, Lucita. However, Lucita's room-mate is murdered and she is accused of the crime. The local Spanish Inquisitor gets called in. Moreover, the abbess is hiding a few secrets of her own...

Much better plot than most 70s exploitation dramas. The fact that it even has a plot is a good start... The murder, the intrigue re the abbey and the abbess, the constant threat of the Spanish Inquisition - these all provide some great potential for a decent story.

Unfortunately, writer-director Sergio Grieco can't sustain the suspense and the cat is let out of the bag quite quickly on many of the intrigues. After that it becomes more of a light thriller or action-drama.

Overall, weak but not too bad. However, had potential to be fairly good.


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