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The Magnificent Cuckold

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The Magnificent Cuckold

Il magnifico cornuto
File:The Magnificent Cuckold.jpg
Directed by Antonio Pietrangeli
Written by Diego Fabbri, Ruggero Maccari
Music by Armando Trovajoli
Cinematography Armando Nannuzzi
Editing by Eraldo Da Roma
Release date(s) 1964
Running time 124 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

The Magnificent Cuckold or Il magnifico cornuto is a 1964 Italian film directed by Antonio Pietrangeli and based on the Belgian play Le Cocu magnifique.


The Magnificent Cuckold is about a hat tycoon who is ecstatically, if not hungrily, in love with his youthful wife. It is all blissful, that is, until our man, middle-aged and somewhat of a square among his blasé, upper-class friends to whom cuckoldry is a common practice, is seduced by one of them. At this point doubts and suspicions, like conscience, begin to plague him. If he could succumb to extramarital confections, why not his gorgeous mate? Quickly his love for his spouse degenerates beyond obsessive, into the realm of maniacal. He becomes madly concerned that his wife is cheating on him --even though she is not being unfaithful. When he looks at her it becomes obvious to him that she is a very attractive woman. And, all the men around her must be dying to be with her. Gnawed by jealously, he will imagine variations on nabbing her and her lover in flagrante delicto.



The New York Times published a positive, detailed review and stated Il magnifico cornuto was "mildy amusing".[1]


External links

  • Internet Movie Database
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