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The Priest's Wife (1971)





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Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni star in this Italian comedy. The story begins with Loren as Valerie, a woman whose suicide attempt, prompted by a romantic disappointment, is thwarted by Don Mario (Mastroianni), a priest whom she called before she lost consciousness. She immediately falls in love with the priest. He is much taken with her beauty and considers asking for a dispensation to marry her, which encourages her greatly. The priest asks for advice, which ranges from the sublime to the ridiculous (castration). Meanwhile, he is promoted to be a Monsignor. At the same time, Valerie learns that she is pregnant, though it is not clear who the father is. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovimore
Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Comedy
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Written By: Dino Risi, Ruggero Maccari, Bernardino Zapponi
On DVD: May 28, 2010
Warner Bros.


Sophia Loren
as Valeria
Augusto Mastrantoni
as Monsignor Caldana
Miranda Campa
as Signora Billi
Gino Cavalieri
as Don Filippo
Gino Lazzari
as Caldana's Secretary
Dana Ghia
as Lucia
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