The Queens

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  • Genre(s): Drama Comedy
  • Release year: 1966
  • Running time: 110 min
This romantic comedy, an Italian and French anthology, is comprised of four short films each directed by a different director, each featuring a different star of '60s European cinema. The first vignette, "Queen Sabina" tells the story of a hitchhiker... read more

This romantic comedy, an Italian and French anthology, is comprised of four short films each directed by a different director, each featuring a different star of '60s European cinema. The first vignette, "Queen Sabina" tells the story of a hitchhiker (Monica Vitti) who can't seem to make it home without driving each of her drivers mad with passion. "Queen Armenia" centers on a gypsy babysitter (Claudia Cardinale) who takes full advantage of a doctor's bedside manner. The third episode, "Queen Elena" centers on a husband who can't get the seductive wife next door (Raquel Welch) out of his mind. The last vignette, "Queen Marta" centers on a wealthy woman (Capucine, Walk on the Wild Side, Song Without End) who, when sober, is a cold, haughty member of high society, but after a few drinks, becomes the purring plaything for her chauffeur who can't keep track of where his place should be. Newly remastered.

Original Release

09/14/1966

Cast

Capucine Marta
Claudia Cardinale Armenia
Raquel Welch Elena
Monica Vitti Sabina
Alberto Sordi Giovanni
Enrico Maria Salerno Gianni
Jean Sorel Luigi
Anthony Steel Professor
Gastone Moschin Dr. Aldini (segment "Fata Armenia")
Olga Villi Countess Rattazzi (segment "Fata Marta")
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Mauro Bolognini, Mario Monicelli, Antonio Pietrangeli, Luciano Salce

Writers

Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Tonino Guerra, Ruggero Maccari, Luigi Magni, Luciano Salce, Giorgio Salvioni, Roberto Sonego, Rodolfo Sonego

Cast

Capucine Marta
Claudia Cardinale Armenia
Raquel Welch Elena
Monica Vitti Sabina
Alberto Sordi Giovanni
Enrico Maria Salerno Gianni
Jean Sorel Luigi
Anthony Steel Professor
Gastone Moschin Dr. Aldini (segment "Fata Armenia")
Olga Villi Countess Rattazzi (segment "Fata Marta")
Renzo Giovampietro 2nd Motorist (segment "Fata Sabina")
Corrado Olmi Aldini's Friend (segment "Fata Armenia")
Gigi Ballista The Priest (segment "Fata Marta")
Clotilde Sakaroff The Governess (segment "Fata Elena") (as Clothilde Sakharoff)
Nino Marchetti The Guest (segment "Fata Marta")
Franco Moruzzi (segment "Fata Elena") (as Franco Morici)

Producers

Fausto Saraceni Executive Producer
Gianni Hecht Lucari Producer

Editors

Nino Baragli, Franco Fraticelli, Ruggero Mastroianni, Sergio Montanari

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