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Decameron Nights (1953)

Decameron Nights (1953)

Decameron Nights

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Director Hugo Fregonese and writer George Oppenheimer do the unthinkable: they manage to transform Giovanni Boccaccio's bawdy -- and downright raunchy -- medieval tales of martial discontent and infidelity into harmless white-bread treacle. Louis Jourdan plays Boccaccio in a framing story set in a villa in the Florentine hills. With a widowed woman and her sex-starved female wards hungrily hunched over listening to his every word, Boccaccio spins three tales of illicit romance involving a trio of medieval husbands and wives. All three tales feature Jourdan as the romantic male lead and Joan Fontaine -- spruced up in a collection of bright costumes -- as the misunderstood and mistreated women of the tales. The first story concerns the bored housewife, of a middle-aged husband, who willingly jumps into the arms of a roustabout. The second tale tells the story of a husband who is highly suspicious of his wife's fidelity and the wife's circumspect way of proving her virtue to her husband. The third story is an ineffectual lark about a wife who fools her indifferent husband into demonstrating his proper marital role. Boccaccio had to wait for Pier Pasolini in order to get the spirit of his Decameron right.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Written By: George Oppenheimer
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RKO Pictures

Cast

Joan Fontaine
as Fiametta
Louis Jourdan
as Giovanni Boccaccio
Binnie Barnes
as Contessa de Firenze
Joan Collins
as Pampinea
Mara Lane
as Girls in Villa
Stella Riley
as Girls in Villa
Melissa Stribling
as Girls in Villa
Godfrey Tearle
as Ricciardo
Eliot Makeham
as Governor of Majorca
Van Boolen
as Captain
Bert Bernard
as Messengers [Wager Fo...
Noel Purcell
as Father Francisco
Marjorie Rhodes
as Signora Bucca
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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