- Director: Luchino Visconti
- Writer: Gabriele D'Annunzio; Suso Cecchi d'Amico
- Producer: Giovanni Bertolucci; Lucio Trentini
Visconti's last film...and, a stark contrast with his first.
What they do have in common is their vile women...and, the men aren't much better.
It's beautiful, opulent...tedium.
Luchino Visconti's last film based on a novella by Gabrielle d'Annunzio is a haunting account of aristocratic chauvinism and sexual double standards in turn of the century Italy. Giannini as the psichotic husband whose lust cannot be satisfied. Antonelli as his sensitive and tormented wife and O'Neil as cunning possesive mistress.