From his youth, Paolo Castorini, a Sicilian baron, is as attracted to women as they to him. Giovanna, a servant girl, Lillian, a serious girlfriend in Rome, a hostess at a post-war party, Paolo makes love to them all. He also feels dissatisfied with a life only of the body, compared to his journalist friend Vincenzo and his own father, a sober and serious thinker. When his father is on his deathbed, Paolo learns of syphilis in the family and something of the curse of dissolution. Some years later, he resolves to marry Katrina, the pure daughter of the woman he should have married. He wants her purity to redeem him so he can make something of his life. But is it too late?
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Homo Eroticus / Man of the Year (1971) Marco Vicario, Rossana Podestà, Lando Buzzanca, Luciano Salce, Comedy
San Giovanni decollato / St. John the Baptist Beheaded (1940) Amleto Palermi, Giorgio Bianchi, Totò, Titina De Filippo, Silvana Jachino, Comedy
Mastr’Antonio Miciaccio caretaker and shoemaker is devoted to Saint John Beheaded and is trying to find out who has been stealing the oil that keeps the candle to the saint burning. He also does not approve of his daughter’s boy friend and he does not want him to marry her.
Un’avventura di Salvator Rosa / An Adventure of Salvator Rosa (1939) Alessandro Blasetti, Gino Cervi, Luisa Ferida, Rina Morelli, Adventure
Everything unfolds in Naples seventeenth century, when a mysterious masked swordsman who calls Salvador Rossa becomes champion of the needy and lonely struggle against the cruel tyrant that frightens the country.
La cena delle beffe / The Jester’s Supper (1942) Alessandro Blasetti, Amedeo Nazzari, Osvaldo Valenti, Clara Calamai, Drama, Romance
In times of Lorenzo the Magnificent, Neri and Giannetto, two young Florentine, maintain a bitter rivalry. In the center of contention are the favors of Ginevra, the beautiful courtesan who both contend with fierce knavery. After yet another mockery of Neri, cruel and humiliating Giannetto a trap and involved in a brawl, after which him arrested with the accusation of being clouded by dementia. With rival offstage, Giannetto addresses Ginevra’s house to celebrate it, confident that no one can stop him. Meanwhile, Neri, he chained in an underground dark, outraged by the guards and the crowd, it gnaws on hatred.
It seems that Zarre (Guido Celano), the man chosen to be the jockey for the Lupa contrada, and fiance’ to Fiora (Leda Gloria), becomes enamored of a cafe’ chanteuse. Bachicche, the jockey of a rival neighborhood, wants to get even with Zarre for a past offense and enlists the help of the chanteuse, Liliana (Laura Nucci).
Nella città l’inferno / …and the Wild Wild Women (1959) Renato Castellani, Anna Magnani, Giulietta Masina, Myriam Bru, Drama
A harsh study about the grim realities of life in a non-coed, totally female prison environment. Story concerns a young girl who comes to prison and experiences the entire prison subculture. The inmates she befriends vary from big tough dangerous dames to smaller submissive ladies who are totally lost in prison life.
Cipriano Duval is a nurse and multiservice man in the pediatric clinic of his foster brother. He falls in love with a female colleague. So she is interested in him, he will pretend to be a Don Juan harassed by letters and attention of his fans. But his obsession adventurous one day become drama, coincidentally is the body of a dead woman and under various indications is accused of murder.
Il cappello a tre punte / Three Cornered Hat (1935) Mario Camerini, Eduardo De Filippo, Peppino De Filippo, Leda Gloria, Comedy
In the seventeenth century, the Spanish governor of Naples is set in a beautiful mill and, in order to seduce her, put her husband in jail, but he manages to escape. Thus, it is disguised as governor and enter the building to reach this room. Meanwhile, his wife Carmela fends the governor, who went to the factory.
Ninfa plebea / The Nymph (1996) Lina Wertmüller, Stefania Sandrelli, Raoul Bova, Lucia Cara, Drama, Romance
In the World War II, in a small Italian village, Nunziata is an easy woman married with the cuckold tailor Gioacchino. Her teenage daughter Miluzza teases men with her clothes and gets men to lust after her. One day, Nunziata dies while having intercourse with an Italian Corporal at home, and Miluzza finds a job in the factory of the wealthy Don Peppe that rapes her. When Miluzza returns home, she learns that Gioacchino has died in the afternoon. Soon there are rumors that Miluzza had an affair with Don Peppe, but her grandfather protects her. Then Miluzza’s village is bombed, her grandpa dies and she moves to another town to live with a friend. When she finds the Italian soldier Pietro wounded in the leg in her house, Miluzza saves his life and helps him to return to his family. Pietro proposes to marry her, but her mother wants to prove that Miluzza is virgin before blessing the marriage of her son.