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You'll Find Yourself in a Whirlpool of Wine, Women and Wonderful Fun!

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Amelia
Luigi Cimara
Waveney Lee
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You'll Find Yourself in a Whirlpool of Wine, Women and Wonderful Fun!

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It's scandalous! It's shocking! But oo-la-la, it's lovely! See more »

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16 March 1960 (Italy)  »

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Escándalos imperiales  »

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Vehicles are seen driving on the right. The Austrians drove on the left until about 1933, well after the period of this story. See more »

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when beauty is no consolation
18 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sometimes, particularly when one is looking at a landscape or a portrait, beauty is sufficient. Movies are a different situation altogether and visual beauty is a bonus and certainly does no harm but it cannot carry a movie all by itself. John Gavin is beautiful but miscast and wooden where a more dangerous charm would have helped. Think Grant or even Sinatra but at least think alive. As to Loren, words fail me. The look (beautiful perhaps) is entirely wrong and she is no princess. If for no other reason her accent makes no sense and screams please oh please dub me, dub me, dub me even by the actress she called mother for no discernible reason. The eligible prince actually looks like Grace Kelly's real life prince but there is no Grace Kelly to lift his form into substance. The only performer who is even slightly acceptable is the divine and immortal Angela Lansbury who actually seems to be engaged. Fortunately, she doesn't have to listen to old Maurice beat a dead horse (i.e., his tired singing routine). Speaking of horses, the four-legged ones were cute but could only move the carriage, not the plot. On the whole, I'd rather be in Pittsburgh, with or without a horse or anywhere else, as long as it is with Ms. Lansbury.


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