Query on 1962/3 Italian film (redux)

Gregory Callahan (gregory_callahan@hotmail.com)
Mon, 30 Apr 2001 09:27:10 -0700 (PDT)

If this question sounds like deja vu all over again, well, it is for me too.  I have a patron here who sought information almost a year ago re: an Italian film from the early 60's that featured some British circus-type performers with whom this patron was acquainted.  It sounds like one of those "Mondo...." jobs, since it was interspersed with Biblical scenes and lord knows what else.  The act involved a bullwhip that the male partner would lash around the female without causing her injury.

With the help of some of the list members last summer, I determined that it could be one of a series called "Mondo di Notte,"  which according to the Internet Movie Database, had its third entry in 1963, which is the time the performers say this film was made.  The gentleman in question thought it was something like "Universo di Notte,"  but we could find nothing like that.

The IMDb does not have much in the way of description of any of the films in the "...di Notte" series.  Does anyone on the list have any idea as to get a summary or description of them (particularly the third)?  He also believed that a Franco Interlangi (sp?) may have somehow been involved--although the IMDb lists Gianni Proia as the "director."

Also, since I gather his ultimate objective is to purchase (good luck!) or at least view the film in some format, I would appreciate any advise on how one might go about that.  He may be willing to go to NYC to view it, since we are only about 70 mi. north of the city.  Would the Museum of the Moving Image (I believe that's what it's called) be a possibility?  Thanks very much for any help.

Greg Callahan   

Hyde Park Free Library




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