Secrets D'Alcove (1954)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy  |  
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Franciolin) FI An all-star lineup of actors and directors was responsible for the omnibus feature Secrets D'Alcove. The film is made up of four separate playlets; the only "character" common to the four stories is a huge bed. The characters whose behavior is governed by being in close proximity of this bed include a soldier (Richard Todd), a philanderer (Vittorio de Sica), a professional co-respondent (Dawn Addams), a couresan (Martine Carol) and a truckdriver (Mouloudji). Naturally, the screenplay contrives to have the film's female characters appear as underdressed as possible, none more so than the curvaceous Martine Carol. The basic premise of Secrets D'Alcove was later adopted, after a fashion, by the American TV anthology series Love American Style (1979-72).

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roommate, cabin, couple, divorce, fog, group, help, journey, love, madame, memory, President, prostitute/prostitution, sleep, snob, socialite, stranger, truckdriver, wife, girl