The Lonely Woman Based on José Antonio García Blázquez’s novel of the same name, this melodrama tells the story of Jacinto Martín del Río, AKA ‘Jaci’, Renaud Verley , a rebel womanizer . He is a fatherless lad who feels a deep love almost unhealthy for his mom , as he has Edipo’s complex. His mummy called Teresa : Danielle Darrieux is a bourgeois widow with dark purports and unclear virtues . Anyway, that will not be an obstacle for him to notice other young girls or old women . His charming and sympathy result to be the main weapons which helps him , from time to time, to get some cash from women , such as the upper-class photographer Naty : Gina Lollobrigida , the dancer África : Concha Velasco and the thief Elaine : Susan Hampshire . But things get worse when the mother’s lover , Richard Leighton : Giacomo Rossi Stuart goes to live at home.
Based on a novel written by Garcia Blázquez and shot in colorful and glimmering style . This is a slow and boring , at times , as well as dramatic story and one of several movies dealing with youth delinquency in Spain during the seventies , they represented a time and a way of life in the history of Spain . A passable look at young life , love and friendship in the isolated side let the story flow efficiently , but being middlingly made . The movie deals with various thorny issues such as : older woman younger man sex , mother son relationship with incest overtones , obsession , generational gap , jealousy , contra-culture and youth delinquency .