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Finalmente le mille e una notte (1972)

Sultan Almamud, suddenly becomes powerless, can not enjoy the beautiful Zumurud. The councilors then call people who can excite them by telling stories. At the end of the stories he will ... See full summary »

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Antonio Margheriti (as Anthony M. Dawson)

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Antonio Margheriti (screenplay), Luigi Russo (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Bouchet ... Mariam
Femi Benussi ... Zumurud
Barbara Marzano Barbara Marzano ... Queen Aziza confidant
Esmeralda Barros Esmeralda Barros ... Hypnotic storyteller
Pupo De Luca Pupo De Luca ... Samandar
Gastone Pescucci Gastone Pescucci ... Karim Gran Visit
Alberto Atenari Alberto Atenari ... Raji, Aziza's lover
Ignazio Leone ... Mariam's Husband
Barbara Betti Barbara Betti
Annie Carol Edel Annie Carol Edel ... Zobeide (as Annie Karol Edel)
Gino Milli Gino Milli ... Aladdin
Remo Capitani Remo Capitani ... Sultan Almamud (as Ray O'Connor)
Vassili Karis Vassili Karis ... Abuisè
Gigi Ballista Gigi Ballista ... Genie in Lamp
Elisabeth Felchner Elisabeth Felchner ... Aziza's servant yellow dressed
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Sultan Almamud, suddenly becomes powerless, can not enjoy the beautiful Zumurud. The councilors then call people who can excite them by telling stories. At the end of the stories he will finally be able to enjoy her. ***** 1st story: The Persian sultan Samandar has an argument with his friend Abuisè. He was considered a great womanizer and owner of all the girls in the area, Abuisè although married to only one woman, had very gracious and licentious relations with her. They make a bet on who would have raised the biggest and most exciting orgasm on one of the women. Apparently Abuisè is about to win, but then realizes that Samandar deceived him by going to bed with his woman. Therefore he finds himself cornified and won. ***** 2nd story: Aladdin, a poor street devil, secretly loves Princess Marian, but his is only a sad illusion. One day he finds a magic lamp from which, after being rubbed, a genius comes out and asks his new master his wishes. He thinks well to ask for a way to get ... Written by lament

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Country:

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Language:

Italian

Release Date:

7 December 1972 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

1001 Nights of Pleasure See more »

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2.35 : 1
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An "Arabian" decamerotici
3 July 2010 | by lazarilloSee all my reviews

This is an Italian "decamerotici", basically a portmanteau-style movie of sexy, period-based tales inspired by Pier Passolini's "Decameron" and other "trilogy of life" movies. While some of these "decamerotic" were loosely based on Boccacio's famous literary work "The Decameron" (via the Pasolin film), this is very, very loosely based on "1001 Arabian Nights". It is set in Arabia and the characters are all costumed accordingly, but sex-minded stories, the obsession with female sexual satisfaction and cuckoldry, and gay-panic humor in the second story are all VERY 20th-century Italian .

The frame story involves a powerful sultan who is unable to, um, rise to the occasion with a new harem girl (Femi Benussi) even after she does a very sexy "dance of the seven veils" for him (if THAT doesn't do it. . .).He brings in three storytellers to, uh, inspire him with sexy tales. The first story is about another powerful sultan who become jealous of the town stud and wants to test his prowess by putting him in a dark room and seeing if he can identify each of several town girls who he sends in to have sex with him. But it all goes horribly awry. The second story is a variation on Aladin and the genie, but Aladin here is a horny sod who really only wants to have sex with the wife of a rich merchant (Barabara Bouchet--who could blame him?). The magic flying carpet the genie gives him will not "go down"(nudge, nudge) until the couple on it have had sex three times. But what happens when the wrong people end up on it? The third story is about a cruel princess who executes any man who can't satisfy her thirteen times in one night (kind of an Arabian version of "Ilsa,She Wolf of the SS", I guess).This is the funniest of the stories, mainly because the guy that takes up the challenge does a spot-on parody of Clint Eastwood in "A Fistful of Dollars"!

This was directed by Anthony Dawson (aka Anthony Marghereti). He is not in the class of Pasolini perhaps, but he was probably one of the more talented directors to have done films in this genre. Although neither was Italian, Barbara Bouchet and Femi Benussi were both ubiquitous (and ubiquitously naked) in 70's Italian exploitation fare like this. Barbara Marzano, who some may recognize as the big-breasted girl dancing topless at the hippie party in "Torso", plays a local girl in the first story who the Sultan tries to "dehydrate" so the guy in the room doesn't recognize her bounteous bosoms (it doesn't work). She was also memorable in Ferdinand DiLeo's "The Seduction". The print I saw of this was in French with English subtitles ("based on the original Italian-language print", it said?). But it looked pretty good, and I'm always glad to see one of these at all.


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