The White Sheik

Title: Lo sceicco bianco
Year: 1952 (Italy), 1956 (US)
Director: Federico Fellini
Writers: Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli & Ennio Flaiano; story by Michelangelo Antonioni, Fellini & Pinelli
Starring: Alberto Sordi, Brunella Bovo, Leopoldo Trieste, Giulietta Masina
Music: Nino Rota
Synopsis: an idiot fan girl ditches her husband on their honeymoon
Length: 86 minutes
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), yesterday
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay)
Objective Rating: 9/10 (1 point off for concept) c. 3.3/4 (Very good)

A sit-com-type story.  Amusing, but nothing special.  Trieste’s clownish performance is delightful.

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