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Jessica (1962)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 17 January 1962 (Italy)
The women of a small Sicilian village, jealous of a beautiful widowed midwife, plot her ruin by refusing to have anything to do with their husbands.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Angie Dickinson ... Jessica Brown Visconti
Maurice Chevalier ... Father Antonio
Noël-Noël ... Old Crupi
Gabriele Ferzetti ... Edmondo Raumo
Sylva Koscina ... Nunzia Tuffi
Agnes Moorehead ... Maria Lombardo
Marcel Dalio ... Luigi Tuffi
Danielle De Metz ... Nicolina Lombardo
Antonio Cifariello ... Gianni Crupi
Kerima ... Virginia Toriello
Carlo Croccolo Carlo Croccolo ... Beppi Toriello
Georgette Anys Georgette Anys ... Mamma Parigi
Rossana Rory ... Rosa Masudino
Alberto Rabagliati Alberto Rabagliati ... Pietro Masudino
Marina Berti ... Filippella Risino


The women of a small Sicilian village, jealous of a beautiful widowed midwife, plot her ruin by refusing to have anything to do with their husbands.

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She Lives It Up Saucily in Sicily! See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

17 January 1962 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

La sage-femme, le curé et le bon Dieu See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Jessica: You think that they're right to do a thing like this to me?
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Referenced in Wild Seed (1965) See more »

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It just misses the mark.
22 June 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Jessica is an American lady (Angie Dickenson) who has inexplicably come to a small Italian town to be their midwife. What is a super-hot American doing there?! And what is the town to do? All the men spend all their time lusting after her and the women spend all their time complaining that their men are lusting after sweet Jessica. The town priest (inexplicably played by the French actor, Maurice Chevalier) tries to get everyone to accept Jessica--but it looks like it's an impossible task.

"Jessica" is a comedy that never really hits the mark--and its script clearly could have used a lot more work before it was filmed. As a comedy, it was supposed to be funny but it wasn't. Sadly, it was just pretty dull and it isn't particularly charming. As a result, the film just drags despite nice scenery.

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