Bambole


1h 40m 1965

Film Details

Also Known As
Les poupées, The Dolls
Release Date
Jan 1965
Premiere Information
New York opening: 28 Jun 1965
Production Company
Documento Film; Orsay Films
Distribution Company
Royal Films International
Country
France
Screenplay Information
Based on a tale from Il decamerone by Giovanni Boccaccio (1353).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

The Telephone Call : Luisa and Giorgio are newlyweds, but Luisa postpones lovemaking because she is reading a novel. As Giorgio becomes increasingly frustrated, the half-dressed Luisa becomes involved in a seemingly endless telephone conversation with her mother. He overhears her say that their next door neighbor, Armenia, has very loose morals and cannot resist booksellers, whereupon he leaves Luisa on the phone and goes next door with a load of books.
       Treatise in Eugenics : Ulla, a Swede who does not believe in marriage, has come to Rome to seek a man to father her child according to modern theories of eugenics; her inspection trips are chauffeured by Valerio. Ulla seems to favor the handsome Massimo as a prospective father, but in the end she marries Valerio for love, and they have many children.
       The Soup : Giovanna decides to use the funds she has gained from the settlement of a traffic accident to murder her boorish, middle-aged husband, Alfonso, because she is tired of life in the slums and especially of Alfonso's uncouth eating habits. Through a series of mishaps none of her plans is successful, and she is left listening to Alfonso slurp soup.
       Monsignor Cupid : Monsignor Arendi has come to Rome for the Ecumenical Council accompanied by his handsome nephew Vincenzo, who serves as his secretary. Beatrice, wife of their hotelkeeper, tries to seduce Vincenzo, but the youth is too innocent to respond. Beatrice, undaunted, complains to his uncle that Vincenzo has been pestering her and that she will leave the hotel to avoid him. When the Monsignor reprimands Vincenzo, he understands Beatrice's intent; and on the pretense of apologizing he goes to her hiding place. They continue their romance in the hotel, which by this time is filled with clergymen.

Film Details

Also Known As
Les poupées, The Dolls
Release Date
Jan 1965
Premiere Information
New York opening: 28 Jun 1965
Production Company
Documento Film; Orsay Films
Distribution Company
Royal Films International
Country
France
Screenplay Information
Based on a tale from Il decamerone by Giovanni Boccaccio (1353).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Opened in Rome in January 1965 as Le bambole, with episodes entitled "La telefonata," "Il trattato di eugenetica," "La minestra," and "Monsignor Cupido"; running time: 100 min. Paris opening in July 1965 as Les poupées; running time: 105 min. Also reviewed as The Dolls.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer June 28, 1965

Released in United States Summer June 28, 1965