Till Marriage Do Us Part

Till Marriage Do Us Part (Italian: Mio Dio, come sono caduta in basso!, also known as How Long Can You Fall?) is a 1974 Italian comedy film written and directed by Luigi Comencini.[1][2] Released in the U.S. in 1979, it was nominated to the 37th Golden Globe Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.[3]

Till Marriage Do Us Part
Directed byLuigi Comencini
Written byIvo Perilli
Luigi Comencini
Music byFiorenzo Carpi
CinematographyTonino Delli Colli
Edited byNino Baragli
Running time
92 minutes


The Marquise Eugenia di Maqueda, an orphan raised by the nuns, marries Raimondo Corrao, but on their wedding night she finds out that he is her brother. The piece of news is in a letter written from Paris by their father, a womanizer who lives and hides from them in the French head town. The pair decide, to avoid the scandal, to live as brother and sister. Publicly, they take a vow of abstinence to "achieve sainthood" instead of consummating their marriage. He will later leave for the war in Libya, she will find solace and sexual satisfaction in the arms of the family chauffeur.


See also


  1. Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876059695.
  2. Paolo Mereghetti. Il Mereghetti. B.C. Dalai Editore, 2010. ISBN 8860736269.
  3. Adriano Aprà. Luigi Comencini: il cinema e i film. Marsilio, 2007. ISBN 8831792644.
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