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Crazy Desire (1962)

La voglia matta (original title)
A middle-aged and slightly conservative businessman meets a band of rowdy youths and is smitten by one named Francesca. He is pursuaded to join their party and even pay for most of it, as ... See full summary »

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Luciano Salce

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Franco Castellano (story and screenplay) (as Castellano), Giuseppe Moccia (story and screenplay) (as Pipollo) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ugo Tognazzi ... Antonio Berlinghieri
Catherine Spaak ... Francesca
Gianni Garko ... Piero
Franco Giacobini Franco Giacobini ... Carlo Alberghetti
Fabrizio Capucci Fabrizio Capucci ... Francesca's Friend
Oliviero Prunas Oliviero Prunas ... Veniero
Margherita Girelli Margherita Girelli ... Marina
Diletta D'Andrea Diletta D'Andrea ... Maria Grazia
Stelvio Rosi ... Biondo
Carlos Pes Carlos Pes ... (as Carlo Pes)
Corrado Pantanella Corrado Pantanella ... Flavio
Margherita Patti Margherita Patti
Elisabetta Marlo Rota Elisabetta Marlo Rota
Donatella Ferrara Donatella Ferrara
Lilia Neyung Lilia Neyung ... La 'cinese' (as Lylia Neyung)
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A middle-aged and slightly conservative businessman meets a band of rowdy youths and is smitten by one named Francesca. He is pursuaded to join their party and even pay for most of it, as he finds himself strangely attracted to Francesca, who seems his complete opposite. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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The worlds of maturity and innocence meet...for a ritual of love and desire! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

16 March 1962 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Crazy Desire See more »

Filming Locations:

Sabaudia, Latina, Lazio, Italy See more »

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D.D.L. See more »
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Mono

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2.35 : 1
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Catherine Spaak did not get on with co-star Ugo Tognazzi from the get-go. He gave her a ride in his car after meeting her for the first time. He groped her during the drive and made her scream. He promptly kicked her out after she rejected his advances. They never spoke to each other again off camera after the groping incident. See more »

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The odometer on Antonio's Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider reads "2800", "2798" and then "2802" in the excessive speeding scene. See more »

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Jo Tengo una muneca
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Seen on Pittsburgh's Chiller Theater in 1969
22 December 2012 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Crazy Desire" (aka "La Voglia Matta") was shot in 1961, and while it wasn't the first film for 16 year old Catherine Spaak, it was the one that catapulted her to international stardom. Ugo Tognazzi's midlife crisis is that he has never fallen in love, preferring his females horizontal rather than vertical. While driving to pay his 12 year old son a visit at boarding school, he gets waylaid by a group of hard drinking , chain smoking youths who eventually lead him to their beach hideaway, where he simply cannot help falling 'head over heels' for the stunning Spaak, whose character admits to being only 15 (!). She seems alternately touched and amused at his occasionally awkward but genuinely heartfelt attentions, going so far as to ask her to marry him. The male characters are a chore to watch, but the girls are all gorgeous, with the China Girl (Lilia Neyung) being a particular standout, whether just dancing up a storm or doing an impromptu striptease, making all the boys drool. Still, no other actress can dim the lustre of the luminous Catherine Spaak, who I had previously seen only in the 1971 Dario Argento thriller "The Cat O'Nine Tails," where her outfits truly provided some real eye candy for this red blooded American teenager. Both "Crazy Desire" and "The Easy Life" were Spaak titles that aired on Pittsburgh's Chiller Theater during the odd 1969-70 season, which saw a number of foreign comedies and dramas being paired with the usual string of low budget sci fi/horror (their two co-features were "Frankenstein's Daughter" and "Billy the Kid versus Dracula"!). The 1969 version was dubbed in English, but current prints in Italian are at least subtitled.


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