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Rafael Azcona (story), Marco Ferreri (story), Ugo Moretti (story), Marco Ferreri (screenplay)
Her Harem Wikipedia
Her Harem (Italian: L'harem, released in UK as The Harem) is a 1967 Italian comedy-drama film written and directed by Marco Ferreri and starring Carroll Baker.
A woman has a number of male lovers so, during a holiday in Dubrovnik, she puts them together, with a stratagem, in her villa, in a sort of reverse harem.Carroll Baker as Margherita
Gastone Moschin as Gianni
Renato Salvatori as Gaetano
William Berger as Mike
Michel Le Royer as René
Clotilde Sakaroff as Gaetano's mother
Ugo Tognazzi as himself
It was the first film Baker made in Europe. She was having difficulties in her career in Hollywood and was offered the role when she met the director at the Venice Film Festival.
Baker says the film was meant to be a comedy but the director "lost his courage at the last minute... it would have been wonderful as a comedy but he cut out all the funny scenes and put a serious ending on it."
The film was a box office flop - "Harem just didn't work out," Baker later said, "those things happen." However it launched a successful career for Baker in Europe.
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