La Poliziotta Fa Carriera


by Tuna

"Confessions of a Lady Cop" (or more literally "The Policewoman Makes a Career") is sort of an Italian precursor to Police Academy. It kicked off a threesome of Edwige Fenech slapstick comedies.

Fenech plays the daughter of an apartment house doorman, but dreams of becoming a policewoman. Her obvious charms do not go unnoticed, and she is accepted to the police academy. While she had some misadventures at the academy, her "talents" got her through graduation, and she instantly came to the attention of the police commissioner. Her first few assignments did not go well, but she ended up a hero while remaining a virgin - barely.

The film is filled with recurring gags. The police commissioner has terrible luck at office gadgets like a water fountain and a buzzer, while Fenech likes to hit other cars with hers.

If you are an Edwige Fenech fan, you should see it because she is in nearly every scene, sometimes topless, and looking sexy even when dressed. Regrettably, the film is not available in English or with English subtitles. The only available DVD has an Italian sound track and the extremely redundant feature of Italian subtitles. Of course, much of the humor is visual and physical, so the language problem is not as bad as it could be, but I would really like to see a dubbed, or at least a subtitled version of this film. As it was, I enjoyed it even though I do not speak Italian.

Our Grade:

If you are not familiar with our grading system, you need to read the explanation, because the grading is not linear. For example, by our definition, a C is solid and a C+ is a VERY good movie. There are very few Bs and As. Based on our descriptive system, this film is a:

C+ (if you speak Italian)

Otherwise, caveat emptor. There is no English sound track. there are no English subtitles.


  • Edwige Fenech shows her perfect breasts three times.


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Unknown, but it was popular enough to spawn two sequels.




4.0 IMDB summary (of 10)



Confessions of a Pop Performer (1975) sells a region 2 PAL DVD in Italian. No English sound track, no subtitles.