The Red Stocking

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Terrific Spanish comedy, from Spain, set in 17thc. about a doltish king and the queen who is trying to lure him into her bed (heirs....). Cinematography makes the court look like Zurbaran and Velazquez. Can't find it anywhere. Saw it in Atlanta at an art venue in the ?80's.
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Jeorj Euler

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Hi, kate killebrew. Please identify the director, writer, producer, cinematographer, editor or lead actors.
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I can't, alas.  It's Spanish as in taking place in Spain, in Spanish, and therefore I assume was produced etc. in Spain. 
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You're trying to identify the movie, as opposed to asking where to view or acquire it? I'm not sure what knowledge you're seeking.
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I'm trying to identify the movie.  I think that the title is The Red Stocking. I haven't found anything remotely resembling this title or film  either, which is why I am querying this forum full of experts, as a last-ditch effort. What I was hoping is that someone would actually remember the film, and be able to recall enough information about it for me to acquire a copy.  It's set in 17c. Spain, where a doltish king (one of the Philips), or possibly an heir apparent has a lovely wife who is trying to get him interested in her. She resorts to red silk stockings.  The light and cinematography was striking in that it resembledthat in 17th c. great Spanish paintings. 

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Of course, you might have spotted https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0165449/reference whose title means exactly red stocking and has been released in 1981, but it is 100% German...


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I think that this is it!  They must haechanged the title for US distribution.  Thanks so much! I knew that someone on this list would find it.

I'll see if I can watch it in Amazon Prime video or other.
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But this film is completely German when you insisted that the one you are looking for is photographed like Zubaran or Velasquez paintings, and there does not seem to be any king in the character list.
So I guess you might refer to the one that ljdoncel provided below ;)
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Hi, Kate:

Perhaps you should look up this title.

Cheers!
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Vincent Fournols

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I thought about this one, because I remember when it was released in France, but the date does not match with a realease in Atlanta in the 1980's.
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You're right, Vincent. The red stockings part was so distinctive that I missed that point... My fault.
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Vincent Fournols

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But Kate might also have been mixing memories and dates... :)
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Thanks so much. I found one copy in amazon, Spain, and have asked my Spanish son-in-law to buy it, with my daughter, as a Xmas gift.  It was 13.3 Euros with free shipping, if my Spanish is correct.I am certain that they changed the title from Dumbfounded King to Red Stocking or Stockings, when we saw it.  I found a promo shot of the prostitute in the movie seen from the back wearing red stockings. The pose is directly related to Velazquez'"Rokeby Venus",  which was tuse as the promo for the movie. Too bad the Prado let that one get away.

Thanks again everybody.
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Glad to be of help, for such sharp enquiry ;) (and moreover, it was not an horror movie!!)