Her Harem

Her Harem (Italian: L'harem, released in UK as The Harem) is a 1967 Italian comedy-drama film written and directed by Marco Ferreri and starring Carroll Baker, Gastone Moschin and Renato Salvatori.

Her Harem
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Directed byMarco Ferreri
Produced byHenryk Chroscicki
Alfonso Sansone
Written byRafael Azcona
Marco Ferreri
Ugo Moretti
StarringCarroll Baker
Gastone Moschin
Renato Salvatori.
Music byEnnio Morricone
CinematographyLuigi Kuveiller
Edited byEnzo Micarelli
Alexandra Produzioni Cinematografiche
Sancro International Film
Paris-Cannes Productions
Distributed byCIDIF
Release date
10 September 1967
Running time
96 minutes


A woman has a number of male lovers so, during a holiday in Dubrovnik, she puts them together, with a stratagem, in her villa, in a sort of reverse harem.



It was the first film Baker made in Europe. She was having difficulties in her career in Hollywood and was offered the role when she met the director at the Venice Film Festival.

Baker says the film was meant to be a comedy but the director "lost his courage at the last minute... it would have been wonderful as a comedy but he cut out all the funny scenes and put a serious ending on it."[1]


The film was a box office flop - "Harem just didn't work out," Baker later said, "those things happen."[2] However it launched a successful career for Baker in Europe.


  1. ^ Interview with Carrol Baker at Media Fun House
  2. ^ Friendly Jr, Alfred (29 June 1969). "What Ever Happened to Baby Doll?: An American in Rome". New York Times. p. D11.

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