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The Love Lottery (1954)

 -  Comedy | Musical | Romance  -  1956 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Jane Dubois
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André Amico
Charles Victor ...
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Felix Aylmer ...
Winant
Hugh McDermott ...
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Stanley Maxted ...
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Eugene Deckers ...
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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 Anonymous

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Ten million women wanted Hollywood's top star on a string...But the lucky ticket-holder had his wedding night wrapped up!


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Rex makes the comment when arriving in "I must have got it from Baedekers". This is a reference to the series of guide published by German publisher, Verlag Karl Baedeker. These guides were famous and used extensively in Europe. See more »

Quotes

Rex Allerton: You're quite a mathematician, aren't you?
Jane Dubois: It's a living.
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The Campbells Are Coming
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Lyrics by Robert Burns, traditional air "Baile Ionaraora"
Heard, with modified lyrics, as Rex Allerton travels
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A forgotten pleasure
4 April 2009 | by (France) – See all my reviews

This is a delightful comedy and, what is more, it is neither devoid of depth nor lacking in intelligence. The idea is simple. Fans make a film star weary. He is so fed up with life than he accepts becoming the prize of a love lottery. He finds love on the way, but can't get married since he is engaged to the future winner. The winner -another girl- realizes after a day with him that her first love is more her type. The End. Admittedly, it's a slim story line, but David Niven makes it great fun, and Charles Crichton adds some delightfully ironical moments (he did make "A fish called Wanda" later). All in all a much under-rated comedy, worth many better-known ones. Definitely worth seeing.


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