Sexpot Ursula Andress plays the wife of the “Little Corporal” in this comic swashbuckler about an assassination attempt on Napoleon. Michael Sarrazin plays the roguish titular character, who beds the emperor’s wife while plotting the ruler’s demise, and Giancarlo Prete plays the friend — Whistle — who goads him on in this bawdy adventure directed by Enzo G. Castellari. Aldo Maccione co-stars as Napoleon.
Enzo G. Castellari (born July 29, 1938) is an Italian film director. He became famous during the 1960s by directing several spaghetti westerns with such titles as Go Kill and Come Back (Vado… l’ammazzo e torno, 1967) , One Dollar Too Many (1968), Seven Winchesters for a Massacre (Sette winchester per un massacro, 1967) and Go Kill Everybody and Come Back Alone (Ammazzali tutti e torna solo, 1968). His films exhibited a flair for violent action and gunfights, often using slow-motion to spectacular effect. His film Keoma (1976) is considered the last great film of the genre.
Castellari was born in Rome as Enzo Girolami. He is the son of director Marino Girolami, aka Franco Martinelli. Castellari was a pioneer in the early Italian crime film genre, with High Crime (La polizia incrimina la legge assolve, 1973) and Big Racket (Il grande racket, 1976). In the 1980s, his career suffered… read more