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A Maiden for the Prince (1965)

Una vergine per il principe (original title)
Young Prince Vincenzo Gonzaga, rejects his first wife Margherita Farnese, obtaining the annulment of the union and, at the same time, raising strong doubts about her virility.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vittorio Gassman ... Principe don vincenzo gonzaga
Virna Lisi ... Giulia
Philippe Leroy ... Ippolito
Tino Buazzelli Tino Buazzelli ... Duca di mantova
Maria Grazia Buccella ... Marchesa Clelia di Prepara
Vittorio Caprioli ... Marchese lignio
Paola Borboni ... La signora
Anna Maria Guarnieri Anna Maria Guarnieri ... Margherita Farnese
Giusi Raspani Dandolo Giusi Raspani Dandolo ... Duchessa di mantova
Luciano Mandolfo Luciano Mandolfo ... Cardinale Farnese
Esmeralda Ruspoli Esmeralda Ruspoli ... Bianca Cappello
Mario Scaccia ... Cardinal Gonzaga
José Luis de Vilallonga ... Alessandro de Medici
Anna Maria Polani Anna Maria Polani ... Sor Luisa
Claude Lange Claude Lange ... Lucca
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Young Prince Vincenzo Gonzaga, rejects his first wife Margherita Farnese, obtaining the annulment of the union and, at the same time, raising strong doubts about her virility.

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What's coming off in the royal bedchamber?

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

September 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Maiden for the Prince See more »

Filming Locations:

Florence, Tuscany, Italy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fair Film, Orsay Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Fun swashbuckling sex comedy
7 June 2009 | by Maciste_BrotherSee all my reviews

A VIRGIN FOR THE PRINCE is a fun swashbuckling/sex comedy starring two Italian stars at the top of their careers, Vittorio Gassman and Virna Lisi. The film is splendid to look at. A pageantry of amazing costumes and locations. With its two good-looking stars, the entire end effect of watch A VIRGIN FOR THE PRINCE is a sight to behold. Gassman is dashing. One can't take one's eyes off of him. He radiates amazing star quality and the fact that Gassman is virtually unknown outside of Italy or Europe is a total mystery. Gassman was like a combo of Cary Grant and Laurence Olivier. The camera loves him. Gassman also wears some of the greatest costumes a male actor has ever worn. But if that wasn't reason enough to watch, Virna Lisi appears halfway into the story and wow! the film stops dead in its track with her unreal beauty. The camera also loves Lisi. She makes today's starlets look like chopped-liver.

The story is silly but thankfully it never crosses line into the ridiculous. It just plays with the absurd premise with the right amount of farce and historical commentary. Never released on VHS or DVD, this film is hard to find and if you come across it, watch it. It's fun.


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