Cinema: Four for Foolery

Bambole, or "Dolls," is the playful sex comedy that scandalized the Vatican, provoked a near crisis over movie censorship in the Italian government, and brought grievous moments to scrumptious Gina Lollobrigida, who told a Roman judge that during her celebrated "nude" scene she was wearing a flesh-colored coverall. Pending the outcome of charges that Lollo and her codefendants may have perpetrated an immoral exhibition, movie exhibitors everywhere are itching to unreel the evidence. It consists of a four-part comedy, vaguely inspired by The Decameron, in which a quartet of beauties with little on...

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