|On My Way to the Crusades, I Met a Girl Who...|
|Directed by||Pasquale Festa Campanile|
|Produced by||Francesco Mazzei|
|Written by||Ugo Liberatore|
|Starring||Tony Curtis |
|Music by||Riz Ortolani|
|Cinematography||Carlo Di Palma|
|Edited by||Gabrio Astori|
Warner Bros.-Seven Arts
|October 26, 1967|
On My Way to the Crusades, I Met a Girl Who... (Italian: La cintura di castità) is a 1967 Italian comedy film directed by Pasquale Festa Campanile and starring Tony Curtis, Monica Vitti and Hugh Griffith. It was released theatrically in the United States in September, 1969. It is also known as The Chastity Belt.
A knight is forced to leave for the crusades without having had time to consummate his marriage with a beautiful woman. As was custom during the period, he applies a chastity belt to his bride.
- Monica Vitti as Boccadoro
- Tony Curtis as Guerrando
- Hugh Griffith as Ibn-El-Rashid
- John Richardson as Dragone
- Ivo Garrani as Duca Pandolfo
- Nino Castelnuovo as Marculfo
- Francesco Mulé as Rienzi
- Franco Sportelli as Bertuccio
- Gabriella Giorgelli as Dama di compagnia
- Umberto Raho as Monk
- Leopoldo Trieste as Pescatore
The film was based on "The Chastity Belt" from Bocaccio's Decameron. It was originally titled The Wrong Key. Filming took place in Rome in November 1966. During filming the title was changed to On My Way to the Crusades I Met a Girl Who...' Location shooting was done around Bracciano, particularly at Castello Orsini-Odescalchi.
The film took a number of years before being released in the US.
- On My Way to the Crusades I Met a Girl Who at TCMDB
- CHASTITY BELT, The "(La Cintura di Castità)" Monthly Film Bulletin; London Vol. 36, Iss. 420, (Jan 1, 1969): 81.
- MOVIE CALL SEET: Columbia to Film 'Gorgeous' Martin, Betty. Los Angeles Times 19 Sep 1966: C28.
- Tony Curtis Set Up to Live in the Grand Style The Washington Post, Times Herald 15 Sep 1966: B7.
- Success Spangled Simon: FULL SLATE HARLEM WHODUNITS More on Movies KEYWORD By A.H. WEILER New York Times 4 Dec 1966: X13.
- Tony Curtis Alive and Living in Italy Los Angeles Times 11 Sep 1968: g14.
- On My Way to the Crusades, I Met a Girl Who... at IMDb
- On My Way to the Crusades, I Met a Girl Who... at Rotten Tomatoes