directed by Louis Malle
France / Italy 1965


Director Louis Malle and co-writer Jean-Claude Carriere satirizes everything from American westerns to revolutions, dictators, the Church, priesthood and even sex itself! When two women – both named Maria – unwittingly invent the striptease circa 1910, they become such a hit that enthusiastic audiences strip along with them! But when one of the Marias falls for a handsome revolutionary (George Hamilton), she finds that she has unwittingly embroiled the two of them in an armed peasant revolt!


Theatrical Release: November 22nd, 1965

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Distribution MGM Home Video - Region 1 - NTSC
Runtime 1:56:24 
Video 2.37:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 4.29 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

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Audio French (Dolby Digital 2.0) 
Subtitles English, French, Spanish, None

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Studio: MGM Home Video

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• Theatrical trailer (3:05) 

DVD Release Date: April 5th, 2005

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A little better than average fare from lackluster MGM. Sharpness is not bad, skin tones seem a trifle red, contrast is acceptable. Original audio and pleasant subtitles make for a decent buy at around $12. Quite an interesting film, if the comedy is somewhat dated. Yes, we endorse as a decent buy. Many will love the Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau team-up. out of       

Gary W. Tooze


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