The Witches


1h 40m 1968

Film Details

Also Known As
Le streghe, Les sorcières
Release Date
May 1968
Premiere Information
New York opening:: 12 Mar 1969
Production Company
Dino De Laurentiis Cinematografica S.p.A.; Les Productions Artistes Associés
Distribution Company
Lopert Pictures
Country
France
Location
Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

THE WITCH BURNED ALIVE: Gloria, a famous actress and sex symbol, is vacationing in her resort home in the Swiss Alps with her friend Valeria. The men among the guests leer at her, and their wives are jealous. Gloria discovers that she is pregnant and telephones her husband, a motion picture producer. When he tells her that she cannot have the child because she will miss too much work, Gloria realizes the extent of her loneliness and misery. CIVIC SENSE: A lady trapped in rush hour traffic in Rome sees a truckdriver injured in an accident. She offers to take him to the hospital and proceeds to speed through the traffic. Instead of going to the hospital, however, she drives home to keep an important appointment, and the man dies in the car outside of her house. THE EARTH AS SEEN FROM THE MOON: [Performed primarily in pantomime.] Ciancicato Miao and Baciù Miao, two tramps, invent a green-haired mute named Assurda Caì to act as their servant and companion. THE GIRL FROM SICILY: When Nuncia, a young Sicilian woman, is unable to marry the man of her choice, her father starts a civil war in their village. A NIGHT LIKE ANY OTHER: Giovanna, the bored wife of a banker, fantasizes that her husband has to compete for her favors with Batman, Flash Gordon, Diabolik, and Mandrake.

Crew

Giorgio Adriani

Unit Manager

Age & Scarpelli

Story & Screenplay for "Civic Sense"

Luisa Alessandri

Assistant Director

Nino Baragli

Film Editor for "Civic Sense" and "The Earth As Seen From the Moon"

Carlo Bartolini

Unit Manager

Mauro Bolognini

Director of "Civic Sense"

Fabio Carpi

Screenplay for "A Night Like Any Other"

Massimo Castellani

Assistant Director

Vincenzo Cerami

2d Assistant Director for "The Earth As Seen From the Moon"

Sergio Citti

1st Assistant Director for "The Earth As Seen From the Moon"

Maria Teresa Corridoni

Hairstyles

Alfredo De Laurentiis

Executive Producer

Dino De Laurentiis

Producer

Vittorio De Sica

Director of "A Night Like Any Other"

Mario Garbuglia

Art Director

Giuseppe Maccari

Camera

Luigi Magni

Screenplay for "The Girl From Sicily"

Renzo Marignano

Assistant Director

Ennio Morricone

Music

Enzo Muzii

Screenplay for "A Night Like Any Other"

Joseph Natanson

Special Effects

Adriana Novelli

Film Editor for "A Night Like Any Other"

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Director of "The Earth As Seen From the Moon"

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Screenplay for "The Earth As Seen From the Moon"

Giuseppe Patroni Griffi

Story & Screenplay for "The Witch Burned Alive"

Piero Piccioni

Music

Piero Poletto

Art Director

Rinaldo Ricci

Assistant Director

Goffredo Rocchetti

Makeup

Franco Rossi

Director of "The Girl From Sicily"

Franco Rossi

Screenplay for "The Girl From Sicily"

Giuseppe Rotunno

Director of Photography

Giorgio Serralonga

Film Editor for "The Girl From Sicily"

Piero Tosi

Costume Design

Vittorio Trentino

Sound

Nello Vanin

Assistant Director

Luchino Visconti

Director of "The Witch Burned Alive"

Pino Zac

Sculpture for "The Earth As Seen From the Moon"

Bernardino Zapponi

Story & Screenplay for "Civic Sense"

Cesare Zavattini

Screenplay for "A Night Like Any Other"

Cesare Zavattini

Story & Screenplay for "The Witch Burned Alive"

Film Details

Also Known As
Le streghe, Les sorcières
Release Date
May 1968
Premiere Information
New York opening:: 12 Mar 1969
Production Company
Dino De Laurentiis Cinematografica S.p.A.; Les Productions Artistes Associés
Distribution Company
Lopert Pictures
Country
France
Location
Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Opened in Rome in April 1967 as Le streghe; running time: 104 min; in Paris in June 1968 as Les sorcières. Italian episode titles: "La strega bruciata viva," "Senso civico," "La terra vista dalla luna," "La Siciliana," and "Una sera come le altre."

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1991

Released in United States April 18, 1990

Released in United States Spring March 1969

A quintet of short films by Italy's premier directors.

Film produced in 1965.

Released in United States 1991 ("La Terra Vista Dalla Luna" shown at "Pier Paolo Pasolini: The Eyes of a Poet" at UCLA Film and Television Archive September 27 - December 20, 1991.)

Released in United States Spring March 1969

Released in United States April 18, 1990 ("La Terra Vista Dalla Luna" shown at "Pier Paolo Pasolini: The Eyes of a Poet" at Museum of Modern Art in New York City April 18, 1990.)