Cinema: Hunting Horns

The Magnificent Cuckold studies the squirmings of an inept philanderer (Ugo Tognazzi), bound to that storied Roman society in which marital infidelity appears to be as widespread as the common cold—and sooner or later everyone has to go to bed with it. Though Cuckold is too long, and made longer by dead-end forays into its hero's fantasy life, Director Antonio Pietrangeli imbues a thin fable with sprightly cynicism about the dire consequences of dalliance for players unable to master the sport.

Tognazzi extravagantly portrays a hat tycoon who seems to have his head on crooked, for he is married to Claudia Cardinale...

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