Jessica (1962)

Genres - Comedy, Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Sex Comedy  |   Release Date - May 1, 1962 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 112 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy, USA  |  
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Based on Flora Sandstrom's novel The Midwife of Pont Clery, this lightweight sexual farce involves the effect that Jessica (Angie Dickinson), a voluptuous midwife, has on the small Sicilian town in which she currently resides. Jessica is an American whose intentions may be charitable but whose physical attractions raise the libido of the men in town. Potential moms decide it is better to forego pregnancy by foregoing sex (this is a Catholic town) rather than have Jessica show up to deliver a baby. Meanwhile, the town priest (Maurice Chevalier), in his wisdom, directs Jessica's attention to the handsome widowed Marquis who lives in a charming castle, all alone -- anything to bring normal marital relations back on track.

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bachelorette, ban, castle, child, extramarital-affair, Italy, jealousy, lust, marriage, midwife, priest, service, sex, sexual, Sicilian, tension, village, wedding, widow/widower, man