Sedotta e Abbandonata (Seduced and Abandoned) (A Matter of Honor)
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Sedotta e Abbandonata (Seduced and Abandoned) (A Matter of Honor)
Mistakenly labeled as a neorealist drama in some sources, Seduced and Abandoned is actually a slyly constructed Italian domestic comedy (could anyone have really taken that florid title seriously?) Aldo Puglisi plays a "love 'em and leave 'em" type who impregnates the teen-aged sister (Stefania Sandrelli) of his own fiancee (Paola Biggio). Saro Urzi, the girls' infuriated father, insists that Puglisi break off with the older girl to marry the younger. The police get into the act, threatening to arrests Puglisi for corrupting the morals of a minor. Through some quick… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A buffoonish but bitter social satire that runs to classical depths, Seduced and Abandoned takes no prisoners for society's misogynistic crimes in the name of familial honor."
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Germi shares with Billy Wilder a similar cynical tone matched with stellar storytelling."
‑ Kent Turner, Film-Forward.com