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The Italian Film: The White Sheik


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(Lo Sceicco Bianco) starring
Brunella Bovo Alberto Sordi
For his first film as a solo director,
Federico Fellini found inspiration in the popular comic-strip story magazines with their wildly improbable tales of romance and derring-do.
Fellini knew this world well - he had worked as an artist on the very magazines he satirises so brilliantly in The White Sheik.
Arriving in Rome on her honeymoon, Wanda promptly slips away to find her idol, the dashing hero of a melodramatic photostrip.
While her hapless husband is desperately keeping up appearances, Wanda is discovering the real man behind the glamorous image of the White Sheik.
Directed by FEDERICO FELLINI (An Italian film with English subtitles. Black and white. First showing on British television)
• FILMS: page 31


Unknown: Brunella Bovo
Unknown: Alberto Sordi
Unknown: Federico Fellini
Unknown: Federico Fellini
Unknown: Tullio Pinelli
Directed By: Federico Fellini
Wanda: Brunella Bovo
Ivan: Leopoldo Trieste
The White Sheik: Alberto Sordi
Cabiria: Giulietia Masma

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The Italian Film: The White Sheik

BBC Two England, 27 October 1984 16.40

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