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Ava Gardner made her last theatrical film appearance in the German-Italian Regina. Gardner is cast as the Smothering Mom to end them all, determined to keep her middle-aged son Ray Sharkey tightly bound to her emotional umbilical cord. Gardner's husband Anthony Quinn bemoans her treatment of Sharkey, but is essentially powerless (we'd say impotent, but we're talking about Anthony Quinn here!) Regina wasn't released theatrically in the US, but has in recent years surfaced in an unrated (but very gamey) videocassette version. Need we add: this one is not for all tastes. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi