Cinema: The New Pictures, Aug. 12, 1957

Passionate Summer (Marceau; Kingsley International) is the kind of plain-brown-wrapper movie that could have been authored by an unlikely collaboration of Henry Miller, in his heyday, and the late Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey in his. What happens when a carefree, handsome studhorse of a man strolls into the lives of three sex-starved females who run an isolated goat farm in the French Alps? Going far beyond love, or even mere lust, Passionate Summer presents something of a heterosexual explosion.

Angelo (Raf Vallone) is a lusty Italian peasant, but no cad; for him, sex...

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