Le pillole di Ercole (1960)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sex Comedy  |   Run Time - 86 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka

In spite of its title, this sex comedy by director Luciano Salce is not another mythic costume drama with Steve Reeves in the lead. Instead, those little pills mentioned in the title are Herculean in their impact on the sexual drives of anyone who takes them. According to this tale, long before Viagra became a household word, the Chinese had potent pills for the impotent of any age. The comedy follows the effects of this medicinal substance on the guests at an Italian hotel in a resort town. Up for special attention is a man, his French mistress Odette (Jeanne Valerie), and his wife Silvia (Sylvia Koscina). Nino Manfredi and Vittorio De Sica star as the principal male protagonists.

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hotel, impotence [sexual], medicine, mistress, wife