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The Montecarlo Story (1956)
"Montecarlo" (original title)

 |  Comedy, Drama  |  9 October 1957 (USA)
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A gambler very much in debt, sets his cap for a beautiful woman, not knowing that she is also penniless.

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Maria de Crevecoeur
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Count Dino della Fiaba
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Mrs. Edith Freeman
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Mr. Fred Freeman
Alberto Rabagliati ...
Albert, the Portiere
Carlo Rizzo ...
Henri, a Sailor
Frank Colson ...
Walter Peeples, the 1st American
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Jane Hinkley
Renato Rascel ...
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A gambler very much in debt, sets his cap for a beautiful woman, not knowing that she is also penniless.

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Monte Carlo  »

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Marlene Dietrich's only Italian-made motion picture. See more »

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Les Jeux Sont Faits
(Rien ne va plus)
Music by Michel Emer
Lyrics by F.A. de Torres & Robet Mellin
Sung by Marlene Dietrich
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On the Riviera
27 December 2007 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

It's hard to imagine Dino Risi, a distinguished Italian director and writer being involved in this silly little comedy. "Montecarlo" was a product of the late 1950s era where it was inexpensive to shoot a film in Europe for little money. All that was required was a fabulous backdrop in which to set the action. Sam Taylor, its director, didn't bring anything new to the genre.

An icy Marlene Dietrich plays a woman with a lot of class, but no money to satisfy her taste for the best things in life. She is dazzled by Count Della Fiabe, who is also trying to recuperate his debts at the gambling tables of the famous casino. In order for him to attract the woman, who he thinks is his meal ticket, the poor Italian noble man enlist the help of the same people he owes money to.

The best thing comes toward the end when Marlene Dietrich sings "Back Home in Indiana" in a seedy bistro for the enjoyment of Homer Hinckley, who she feels will be the man to make her rich. All this takes place in the glorious French Riviera in all its splendor.

Vittorio DeSica, a marvelous actor/director, does what he can with a role that didn't have much for him. Marlene Dietrich is dressed to the nines by Jean Louis that showed her elegant figure well. Arthur O'Connell, a good character actor is the millionaire from Indiana. Jane Rose also appears in a small role.


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