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A mediocre but fun film! But for us in Tampa ..and especially Ybor City...what we remember most was that Williams, Lawford and Montalban came to the famous Columbia Restaurant to eat during the filming of this movie. It was not a far away tropical island. It was filmed in one of Florida's most famous pre-Disney attractions..Cypress Gardens and provided locals with a great taste of Hollywood. Montalban, as usual was his handsome Latin lover persona and gave a wonderful excuse for Charisse to dance with him. Durante was....well, Durante. And poor Peter Lawford was so British. Nonetheless, it made for a good afternoon or evening at the movies. No villains, no messages, no problems. Enjoy!
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