Rex Allerton is a top Hollywood star and an idol of the female population. To get away from the pressure of the fans who won't leave him alone, he relocates to a remote Italian village ...
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Rex Allerton is a top Hollywood star and an idol of the female population. To get away from the pressure of the fans who won't leave him alone, he relocates to a remote Italian village where unanticipated trouble arises when unwittingly he becomes the prize for an international lottery. Written by
Rex makes the comment when arriving in Tremaggio "I must have got it from Baedekers". This is a reference to the series of guide books published by the German publisher, Verlag Karl Baedeker. These guides were famous and used extensively in Europe. See more »
What do you do?
I am a mathematician.
Teehee, you're what?
I see what you mean. It's improbable, isn't it?
No, I'm sorry. No, I didn't mean to...
No, no. It's quite alright. Hardly anyone believes me at first but when I multiply a few 10 digit numbers and give them the cube root for a few more, they come around.
You do all that?
And more, Smithy, and more.
Look this may be my last night in Tremaggio. Will you have dinner with me?
Of course! I've been sitting in this wet suit waiting for you to ...
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Opening credits prologue: But in Italy it is the gentlemen who serenade the ladies and not - as in our story - vice versa. See more »
This was one of 6 films produced by Ealing in 1954.Of these only The Maggie sticks in the memory.Little surprise then that Rank closed the studio the following year and sold it to the BBC.Whilst this film is amiable enough it never does more than raise a smile now and again.In any event with the studio system fast crumbling stars with contracts that tied them to a studio were fast becoming a dying breed.So I do wonder whether David Nivens character would be quite so happy to be rid of his studio.Interesting to see Humphrey Bogart in the final shot,probably done as a favour to Niven.He epitomized the new order making films through his independent company,Santana.
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