156 INSATIABLE FEMALES (1969) Alberto De Martino Sexy Thriller
Remarkable Cast in Alberto De Martino's Sexy Action Thriller
Italian Title: FEMMINE INSAZIABILI [Insatiable Females]
also known as: THE INSATIABLES and CARNAL CIRCUIT and
director: Alberto De Martino
starring: Robert Hoffman · Dorothy Malone · Frank Wolff
· Romina Power · John Ireland · Luciana Paluzzi
Hoffman plays Paolo Sartori, an Italian living in Los Angeles, who -
at the start of the film - is beaten badly by two hoods looking for
his best friend Roger. As it turns out, Roger was hiding on the balcony
during the ordeal and makes himself known after the thugs leave.
Nevertheless, Roger is eventually killed and Paolo is determined to
find out why. During his investigation, he is constantly distracted
by many of Roger's girlfriends. These are the Insatiable Females.
They include a mom (Dorothy Malone) and hippie daughter (Romina
Power) - both of whom were sexually involved with Roger - and Mary Sullivan,
a secretary (played by former Bond-girl Luciana Paluzzi) who falls in
love with both men.
Alberto De Martino film is a treat from beginning to end. The plot steers
from drama to comedy to action to suspense to sleaze without ever losing
a grip on the basic story. Robert Hoffman is quite good here (best known
VIOLENT BEACH the following year) as is underrated John Ireland
and Frank Wolff (who plays an effete homosexual executive). Hollywood
star Dorothy Malone (Academy Award winner for the 1956 film Written
on the Wind and star of ABC's Peyton Place TV
series, 1964-68) is sexy mom Vanessa Brighton and Romina Power (the
Italian superstar offspring of actor Tyrone Power) plays her hippie
daughter (a role very similar to hers in HOT
LOVE OF YOUTH).
An Italian film
in English language; widescreen format (16:9), uncut (102 minutes),
DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT; extras include theatrical
Recommended For Adult Audiences