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The Witches (1967)

Le streghe (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 12 March 1969 (USA)
Five short stories loosely dealing with the roles of women in society.

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Giuseppe Patroni Griffi (story and screenplay), Cesare Zavattini (collaboration) | 10 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Silvana Mangano ... Gloria (segment "Strega Bruciata viva, La") / Lady in a hurry (segment "Senso civico") / Assurdina Caì (segment "Terra vista dalla luna, La") / Nunzia (segment "Siciliana, La") / Giovanna (segment "Sera come le altre, Una")
Annie Girardot ... Valeria (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
Francisco Rabal ... Paolo (Segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
Massimo Girotti ... Sportsman (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
Véronique Vendell ... Young Girl Friend (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
Elsa Albani Elsa Albani ... Gossip (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
Clara Calamai ... Ex-actress (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
Marilù Tolo ... Waitress (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
Nora Ricci ... Gloria's secretary (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
Dino Mele ... Dino, the waiter (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
Helmut Berger ... Hotel Page (segment "La Strega Bruciata Viva") (as Helmut Steinbergher)
Bruno Filippini Bruno Filippini ... Singer (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
Leslie French Leslie French ... Industrialist (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
Alberto Sordi ... Elio Ferocci (segment "Senso Civico")
Totò ... Ciancicato Miao (segment "La terra vista dalla luna")
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Storyline

Five short stories loosely dealing with the roles of women in society. A superstar actress travels to a mountain resort, only to evoke jealousy from women and lust from men. A woman offers to take an injured man to the hospital. A widowed father and his son seek for a new wife/mother. A man seeks revenge for a woman's honor. A bored housewife tries to explain to her husband that he's not as romantic as he used to be. Written by Samovarkov

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Taglines:

Woman as she is...all things to men!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

12 March 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Witches See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Clint Eastwood was given the choice of taking $25,000 in cash or $20,000 and a brand-new Ferrari by producer Dino De Laurentiis to play a small part in the movie. He chose the money and the Ferrari. He got on well with Silvana Mangano and director Vittorio De Sica. See more »

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Industrialist: I make a perfume. But I can't make it any better or it would destabilise the market.
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References The Phantom (1943) See more »

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Cha Cha Beat
Written and Performed by Piero Piccioni E La Sua Orchestra
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No streghe in numbers
18 June 2004 | by RJC-99See all my reviews

The best 25 minutes of Clint Eastwood's career lurk inside this uneven grab bag of shorts by five directors, among them greats. So good is he in Vittorio De Sica's brilliant segment (as the Man in the Gray Flannel Suit who unleashes his wife's libidinous Walter Middy) that you wonder what would have happened had Eastwood done more comedy. His gifts were wasted on spaghetti and spurs.

De Sica's imagination is the star here. The rest of the material is mildly charming, middling, dated, watchable only for Silvano Mangano, or, in the case of the Pasolini, dreadful.


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