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The Taming of Dorothy (1950)
"Her Favourite Husband" (original title)

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While casing a bank he intends to rob, tough-gangster Leo discovers that Antonio, a meek, mild clerk in the bank is his exact double. Leo kidnaps Antonio and robs the bank. making certain ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Kent ...
Dorothy Pellegrini
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Antonio Pellegrini
Gordon Harker ...
Godfrey Dotherington
Margaret Rutherford ...
Mrs. Dotherington
Rona Anderson ...
Stellina
Walter Crisham ...
Caradiotto
Max Adrian ...
Catoni
Tamara Lees ...
Rosana
Michael Balfour ...
Pete
Jack McNaughton ...
El Greco
Norman Shelley ...
Mr. Dobson
Danny Green ...
Angel Face
Joss Ambler ...
Mr. Wilson
Mary Hinton ...
Mrs. Wilson
Peter Illing ...
Commissario Scaletti
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While casing a bank he intends to rob, tough-gangster Leo discovers that Antonio, a meek, mild clerk in the bank is his exact double. Leo kidnaps Antonio and robs the bank. making certain there are plenty of witnesses to testify that Antonio was the bank robber. But Leo hadn't accounted for the involvement of Antonio's wife, Dorothy. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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29 September 1950 (USA)  »

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The Taming of Dorothy  »

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Stars Cannot Rescue Leaden Farce
27 April 2013 | by (london) – See all my reviews

You know that a film has problems when the first scene is the funniest.After the confrontation between Rutherford and Harker on the one hand and the French custom officials on the other everything goes downhill.The premise for the film has been used before,one of the best examples is "The Whole Towns Talking" with Edward G Robinson.The problem here is that the script is unfunny,the director is no John Ford and Robert Beatty is no Robinson.The director seems to think that directing at a frenetic pace will cover over the cracks,well sadly he was misguided.It is a criminal waste of the talents of Rutherford,Harker and Kent.as for Beatty ,well he should have known better than to attempt comedy.


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