The Conjugal Bed (1963 film)

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The Conjugal Bed
(L'ape regina)
The Conjugal Bed (1963 film).jpg
Film poster
Directed by Marco Ferreri
Produced by Henryk Chrosicki
Alfonso Sansone
Written by Marco Ferreri
Rafael Azcona
Starring Ugo Tognazzi, Marina Vlady
Music by Teo Usuelli
Cinematography Ennio Guarnieri
Edited by Lionello Massobrio
Release date
  • May 1963 (1963-05)
Running time
88 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

The Conjugal Bed (Italian: L'ape regina) is a 1963 Italian comedy film directed by Marco Ferreri. It was entered into the 1963 Cannes Film Festival where Marina Vlady won the award for Best Actress.[1]


A girl, a friend of the family of Phillips, arrives in southern Italy to visit them. She discovers that the husband is a rough and domineering man, but full of weaknesses, as his wife, not at all calls and weakened by that behavior, behaves in a whimsical tone with very demanding. Then the husband decides to get rid of.



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Conjugal Bed". Retrieved 2009-02-25. 

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