The Queens


1h 50m 1968

Film Details

Also Known As
Le fate, Les ogresses
Release Date
Jan 1968
Premiere Information
New York opening: 10 Mar 1968
Production Company
Documento Film; Orsay Films
Distribution Company
Royal Films International
Country
France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Synopsis

QUEEN SABINA: While hitchhiking home from the beach, Sabina arouses two motorists, who attempt to rape her. Rescued from the second assault by Gianni, a third driver, she finds herself becoming increasingly stimulated. Finally overcome by passion, Sabina chases Gianni through the woods. QUEEN ARMENIA: Armenia, a young gypsy woman who lives in a room with a juke box, uses friends' babies in various ways to make money. At first her advances to pediatrician Dr. Aldini are rebuffed, but when he succumbs and eventually becomes enamored of her, Armenia runs away with a truck driver. QUEEN ELENA: While her husband, Alberto, naps in the garden, Elena seduces Luigi, a handsome neighbor. Amazed at the ease with which the dalliance has been conducted, Luigi returns home to his wife, Claudia, who is calmly making love with one of their male friends. QUEEN MARTA: At a house party, Marta, a society woman, gets drunk and seduces Giovanni, a butler hired for the occasion. When Giovanni is hired by Marta's husband as a chauffeur the following morning, she appears to have no recollection of the previous evening. The servant still anticipates many evenings alone with his mistress, but after another passionate evening together, Marta again claims no knowledge of the affair and reacts angrily to Giovanni's further advances. Finally aware of the convenient games her memory plays, Giovanni decides to follow her lead and be aloof, confident that another drunken evening will soon occur.

Crew

Nino Baragli

Film Editor for "Queen Elena"

Leonida Barboni

Photographer for "Queen Elena"

Mauro Bolognini

Director of "Queen Elena"

Suso Cecchi D'amico

Screenplay for "Queen Armenia"

Mario Chiari

Art Director for "Queen Marta"

Carlo Di Palma

Photographer for "Queen Sabina"

Dario Di Palma

Photographer for "Queen Armenia"

Franco Fraticelli

Film Editor for "Queen Marta"

Piero Gherardi

Art Director for "Queen Armenia"

Ennio Guarnieri

Photographer for "Queen Sabina"

Tonino Guerra

Screenplay for "Queen Armenia"

Mai Harris

English subtitl

Gianni Hecht Lucari

Producer

Franco Indovina

Story for "Queen Sabina"

Massimo Jaboni

Sound for {q}Queen Marta{q}

Mariano Laurenti

Assistant Director for ""Queen Elena"

M. C. S. Lodolo

Animation

Ruggero Maccari

Screenplay for "Queen Sabina"

Luigi Magni

Screenplay for "Queen Sabina"

Renzo Marignano

Assistant Director for "Queen Armenia"

Ruggero Mastroianni

Film Editor for "Queen Armenia"

Mario Monicelli

Director of "Queen Armenia"

Sergio Montanari

Film Editor for "Queen Sabina"

Armando Nannuzzi

Photographer for "Queen Marta"

Fernando Pescetelli

Sound for {q}Queen Armenia{q} and {q}Queen Elena{q}

Antonio Pietrangeli

Director of "Queen Marta"

Pier Luigi Pizzi

Art Director for "Queen Elena"

Luigi Sabatelli

Art Director for "Queen Sabina"

Luciano Salce

Screenplay for "Queen Sabina"

Luciano Salce

Director of "Queen Sabina"

Giorgio Salvioni

Screenplay for "Queen Armenia"

Fausto Saraceni

Production Manager

Rodolfo Sonego

Screenplay for "Queen Elena" and "Queen Marta"

Augusto Troiani

Sound for {q}Queen Sabina{q}

Armando Trovajoli

Music

Marcello Ugolini

Assistant Director for "Queen Marta"

Film Details

Also Known As
Le fate, Les ogresses
Release Date
Jan 1968
Premiere Information
New York opening: 10 Mar 1968
Production Company
Documento Film; Orsay Films
Distribution Company
Royal Films International
Country
France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Opened in Rome in November 1966 as Le fate; in Paris in July 1967 as Les ogresses; running time: 100 min. The four episodes May have also been titled "The Hitchhiker," "The Room With a Juke Box," "The Digestive Tablet," and "Giovanni."