Crazy Desire (1962)

  |  Comedy, Drama, Romance

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A middle-aged and slightly conservative businessman meets a band of rowdy youths and is smitten by one named Francesca. He is pursuaded to join their party and even pay for most of it, as ... See full summary »



  • Catherine Spaak in Crazy Desire (1962)
  • Catherine Spaak and Ugo Tognazzi in Crazy Desire (1962)
  • Catherine Spaak and Ugo Tognazzi in Crazy Desire (1962)
  • Catherine Spaak in Crazy Desire (1962)
  • Crazy Desire (1962)
  • Crazy Desire (1962)

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7 July 1999 | sil-17
| A middle aged man tries to recapture his youth amongst teens at a seaside resort - melancholy
Someone PLEASE PLEASE tell me where I can obtain a copy of this Ugo Tognazzi vehicle from 1962, which also starred the luscious Catherine Spaak. One of many of early 60s Italian comedies that explored the bittersweet longings of aging adults amongst youth culture, CRAZY DESIRE or THIS MAD URGE boasted Ennio Morricone's first score and some haunting pop songs of the period, plus a lot of good looking Italian youth in beachwear. Most poignant, though, was the aging but dapper Tognazzi in his sports car, clinging wistfully to his younger self. This film is burned in memory now for 30 years as I, myself, approach that turning point. See it with someone you're growing older with.

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Sabaudia, Latina, Lazio, Italy

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