The Magnificent Cuckold


2h 4m 1965

Film Details

Also Known As
Il magnifico cornuto, Le cocu magnifique
Release Date
Jan 1965
Premiere Information
New York opening: 19 Apr 1965
Production Company
Copernic Films; Sancro Film
Distribution Company
Continental Distributing, Inc.
Country
France
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Le cocu magnifique by Fernand Crommelynck (Paris, 18 Dec 1920).

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 4m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

Andrea Artusi is a successful hat manufacturer who is proud of his popular and beautiful wife, Maria Grazia. Despite his happy home life, he is drawn into an extra-marital affair with Christiana, a respected married woman. So clever is Christiana at arranging their trysts and so cunning is she at deceiving her husband that Andrea soon begins to wonder whether Maria Grazia is similarly disloyal. Becoming increasingly suspicious, he accuses Maria Grazia of being unfaithful and demands to know the name of her secret love. Bored with his jealous rages, Maria Grazia arbitrarily identifies an antique dealer, Gabriele, as her paramour. Outraged, Andrea leaps into his car, sets out to confront the innocent Gabriele, but instead crashes into a stone wall. During his convalescence, he monitors his wife's telephone calls and thus hears her apologize to Gabriele for involving him in the deception. His confidence in Maria Grazia restored, Andrea is once more a contented husband--so content, in fact, that he is oblivious to the fact that Maria Grazia has entered into a romantic liaison with the young doctor who treated him.

Film Details

Also Known As
Il magnifico cornuto, Le cocu magnifique
Release Date
Jan 1965
Premiere Information
New York opening: 19 Apr 1965
Production Company
Copernic Films; Sancro Film
Distribution Company
Continental Distributing, Inc.
Country
France
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Le cocu magnifique by Fernand Crommelynck (Paris, 18 Dec 1920).

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 4m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

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Notes

Opened in Rome in November 1964 as Il magnifico cornuto; running time: 123 min; in Paris in February 1965 as Le cocu magnifique.