La notte del grande assalto (1959)

The Night of the Great Attack poster

English Title: The Night of the Great Attack
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Starring:
 Agnès Laurent, Luisa Mattioli, Sergio Fantoni
Directed by: Giuseppe Maria Scotese

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains some spoilers for this film!

Synopsis: Swordsman Marco da Volterra (Sergio Fantoni) helps to defend a castle and Isabella di Fabi (Agnès Laurent), the woman who has caught his eye, from invaders and traitors.

Cat Burglar (Scene Stealer): In one scene Isabella is sitting in a garden with her companion (Luisa Mattioli). As they talk Isabella is holding and petting a small tabby kitten with a red bow around its neck.

The Night of the Great Attack - Isabella Agnès Laurent holding tabby kitten with red ribbon in lap and companion Luisa Mattioli

The Night of the Great Attack - Isabella Agnès Laurent holding tabby kitten with red ribbon

The Night of the Great Attack - Isabella Agnès Laurent still holding tabby kitten with red ribbon

Isabella sets the kitten down and the friend notices it is missing. They call for the kitten, whose name sounds like Etselino. When they find the kitten, it is inside being petted by none other than Marco.

The Night of the Great Attack - Marco Sergio Fantoni petting tabby kitten with red ribbon and companion Luisa Mattioli

The Night of the Great Attack - Marco Sergio Fantoni picking up tabby kitten with red ribbon

Marco picks up the kitten and pets it. Isabella warns him that the kitten might scratch.

The Night of the Great Attack - Marco Sergio Fantoni holding tabby kitten with red ribbon

The Night of the Great Attack - Marco Sergio Fantoni petting tabby kitten with red ribbon in front of Isabella Agnès Laurent

Marco then hands the kitten to the Isabella’s companion who carries it out of the room.

The Night of the Great Attack - Marco Sergio Fantoni handing tabby kitten with red ribbon to companion Luisa Mattioli with Isabella Agnès Laurent

The Night of the Great Attack - companion Luisa Mattioli carrying tabby kitten with red ribbon away with Isabella Agnès Laurent and Marco Sergio Fantoni

As she walks past Marco’s friends, the robbers, they flirt with her and she ignores them.

The Night of the Great Attack - companion Luisa Mattioli carrying tabby kitten with red ribbon past man

The Night of the Great Attack - companion Luisa Mattioli holding tabby kitten with red ribbon and looking back at man

The Night of the Great Attack - companion Luisa Mattioli carrying tabby kitten with red ribbon down stairs past men

Final Mewsings: Kittens know how to carry out great attacks.

Many thanks to Nick Wale for not only letting us know about this movie but providing materials and information vital to this review!


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