Picks and Pans Review: Till Marriage Do Us Part

updated 07/16/1979 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/16/1979 01:00AM

Knowing a good thing when they see it, American distributors are falling all over themselves to dig up old Laura Antonelli movies to release here. After The Innocent and Wifemistress, the beautiful, bountiful Italian actress has emerged as a Bardot-like phenomenon. In this 1974 comedy she played an innocent young bride who concludes she has mistakenly married her half brother. What follows is an erotic romp in which she alternately tries to suppress her carnal desires and to fulfill them, mainly with a leering, lusty chauffeur. There are some hilarious set pieces, and as her rich husband, Alberto Lionello is scandalously funny. With veteran French actor Jean Rochefort adding a perfect touch as a lovesick suitor, the film is one of the better comedies of the year—1974 or 1979. (In Italian with English subtitles) (Not rated)

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