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Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957)

In this musical-comedy, Dean Martin plays an American hotel mogul who becomes smitten with a young Italian woman (Anna Maria Alberghetti) when buying a hotel in Rome. To marry this gal, he has to get her three older sisters married off.

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Ray Hunter
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In this musical-comedy, Dean Martin plays an American hotel mogul who becomes smitten with a young Italian woman (Anna Maria Alberghetti) when buying a hotel in Rome. To marry this gal, he has to get her three older sisters married off.

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3 April 1957 (USA)  »

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10.000 Schlafzimmer  »

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Trivia

Dean Martin's first film without Jerry Lewis. See more »

Quotes

Nina Martelli: A man can't be a friend, he can be a brother, a father or a husband but not a friend.
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Connections

References Three Coins in the Fountain (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Money Is a Problem
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Music by Nicholas Brodszky
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Staged by Jack Baker
Sung by Lisa Montell (dubbed by Betty Wand)
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Charmless fifties comedy
15 November 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This was Dean Martin's first solo movie after his split with Jerry Lewis and a pretty dire one it is too. He plays "Hunter" a millionaire hotelier who flies to Rome to oversee the latest addition to his empire-a traditional old Roman hotel acquired from its aristocratic patron.While there he becomes engaged to the youngest of the four daughters of a musician (played winningly by Walter Slezak in the best performance in the movie).He refuses permission for the marriage until the other (elder)daughters are wed .So ,Martin sets out to locate husbands for them .Further complicating matters is the growing affection between his bride to be and his pilot ,as played by Dewey Martin. It helps if you are writing a comedy to include some funny lines or scenes but -some 48 hours after watching the picture not one line or scene stays in my mind as even mildly amusing .Nor are the regular musical interludes in which Martin breaks into song memorable in any way . Martin is woeful -in a role calling for charm he merely appears smug and self satisfied .Thankfully he was to get better at light comedy but this performance is a total misfire . Some nice travelogue shots of Rome compensate but for the most part this is trite and derisory.


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