• Short Summary

    THE COURT OF APPEAL IN ROME TONIGHT (THURSDAY) LIFTED AN OBSCENITY CONVICTION AND TWO-MONTH SUSPENDED PRISON SENTENCE IMPOSED ON THE ITALIAN FILM STAR, GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA, FOR HER SCENES IN THE FILM "LA BAMBOLE" -- "THE DOLLS".

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    LOLLOBRIGIDA AND LAWYERS OUT OF CINEMA; WITH JEAN SOREL; POLICE WITH CAN OF FILM; LOLLOBRIGIDA WITH BOLOGNINO; GROUP OF PALACE OF JUSTICE AND ENTERING COURT.




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    Background: THE COURT OF APPEAL IN ROME TONIGHT (THURSDAY) LIFTED AN OBSCENITY CONVICTION AND TWO-MONTH SUSPENDED PRISON SENTENCE IMPOSED ON THE ITALIAN FILM STAR, GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA, FOR HER SCENES IN THE FILM "LA BAMBOLE" -- "THE DOLLS".

    EARLIER TODAY, SHE ACCOMPANIED MEMBERS OF THE COURT, LAWYERS, HER CO-STAR IN THE FILM, JEAN SOREL, AND THE DIRECTOR, MAURO BOLOGNINO, TO A PRIVATE SCREENING OF THE FILM IN ROME'S ARISTON CINEMA.

    MISS LOLLOBRIGIDA, SOREL AND BOLOGNINO WERE LAST NOVEMBER GIVEN SUSPENDED SENTENCES FOR OBSCENITY.

    TONIGHT, THE APPEALS COURT REDUCED THE CONVICTION ON ALL THREE TO "PERFORMING CONTRARY TO PUBLIC DECENCY" -- A MINOR OFFENCE FOR WHICH MISS LOLLOBRIGIDA CANNOT BE PUNISHED BECAUSE IT FALLS UNDER A RECENT AMNESTY.

    THE COURT HANDED DOWN THE VERDICT AFTER WATCHING THE FILM, IN WHICH MISS LOLLOBRIGIDA PLAYS THE PART OF AN ALLURING HOTEL RECEPTIONIST WHO SEDUCES THE YOUNG PHEW -- PLAYED BY SOREL -- OF A BISHOP WHO COMES TO ROME FOR THE VATICAN COUNCIL. IT'S A MODERN VERSION OF A TALE BY THE 14TH CENTURY ITALIAN WRITER, GIOVANNI BOCCACIO.

    THE SCENE WHICH CAUSED THE TROUBLE SHOWED MISS LOLLOBRIGIDA SITTING ON A BED HALF-DRAPED IN A SHEET, WITH SOREL BESIDE HER. CINEMA-GOERS HAD OBJECTED THAT SHE APPEARED NUDE, BUT THE DEFENCE CLAIMED SHE WORE FLESH-COLOURED TIGHTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2RWF5F6NEH9CV6U8J87YIM8BJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA2RWF5F6NEH9CV6U8J87YIM8BJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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