Les Possedees (1956)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy  |  
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Ugo Betti's allegorical play The Island of Goats served as the basis for the French melodrama Les Possedees. Raf Vallone heads the cast as a man who looks, and acts, like a goat. Vallone wreaks havoc upon a houseful of females, who cannot seem to resist his charms despite his ugliness. Madeline Robinson co-stars as the head of the household, whose fascination with Vallone results in near-disaster. A few of the film's sexier scenes were trimmed for American consumption, but the story, such as it is, remains intact. Also known as The Possessed, this quirky little film was given its biggest showing at the Cannes Film Festival.