The Most Beautiful Wife (1970)





Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Movie Info

A 16 year old girl rebels against Sicilian tradition by refusing to partake in a pre-arranged marriage. When Francesca (Ornella Muti) is kidnapped and raped by the nephew of the local mafia Don, her accusations sends the rapist to jail. She confides in the local police chief (Pier Luigi Apra) when her friends and family are reluctant to help her out of their fear for mob reprisals. Tano Cimarosa is the frightened father who can offer no help to Francesca. A teenage hit man sent to kill Francesca falls in love with his intended victim. The two teenage lovers become caught between the law and the lawless in this romantic melodrama. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi
Art House & International , Drama
Directed By:
In Theaters:


Ornella Muti
as Francesca Cimarosa
Alessio Orano
as Vito Juvara
Tano Cimarosa
as Tano Cimarosa
Pierluigi Apra
as Police Chief

Critic Reviews for The Most Beautiful Wife

All Critics (1)

Damiano Damiani unfolds the story with patience, laying out the sociopolitical attitudes and class discrepancies before having his brave and strong-willed heroine tackle them head-on.

Full Review… | September 17, 2016
Creative Loafing

Audience Reviews for The Most Beautiful Wife

There are no audience reviews yet. Hurry, submit your review so you can be first!

The Most Beautiful Wife Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss The Most Beautiful Wife on our Movie forum!

News & Features