A Millionairess and a doctor cannot marry until they meet conditions set-up by their respective parents.

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Prof. Merton
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Muriel Pilkington
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Willoughby Goddard ...
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London-based Millionairess Epifania (Sophia Loren) is attracted to Dr. Kabir (MD from Delhi and PhD from Calcutta), who is more intent on treating patients. When she persists, he confides in her that he had made a commitment to his late widowed seamstress mother that he will wed any woman who will manage to survive on just Rs.500/-, for 90 days. She finds out that this sum is equivalent to just 35 shillings but readily accepts this challenge. She also informs him that her late father had also imposed a condition that she must wed a male who will turn £500 into £15000 within the same period. Epifania then finds employment with an Italian firm, ends up re-organizing, and turning up the firm's profits. At the end of 90 days, she goes to meet Kabir and discovers that he has not only given all the money away but also has no interest whatsoever in marrying her. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The Racy Revelations of the Richest Girl in the World...And Her Wild, Wonderful Ways!

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21 October 1960 (UK)  »

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In 1953 Katharine Hepburn planned to film this George Bernard Shaw piece and hired Preston Sturges to pen a screenplay. Despite the fact that Sturges turned in a very funny script, the deal to make the movie, which would have co-starred Alec Guinness, fell apart. See more »

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Epifania Parerga: I'm very susceptible to sex appeal.
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Referenced in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004) See more »

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A bit boring apart from one or two scenes with Sophia Loren
8 September 2005 | by (Thessaloniki,Greece) – See all my reviews

I am a big fan of Peter Sellers and this is one of the two reasons I saw this movie.The other one was to get some of this 60s wonderful feeling. Unfortunately both my expectations drowned during movie's running time. Seller's seemed simply not to fit in the role (at least not as much as he has spoiled us to expect from him), and nothing was there from this 60s feeling (apart from some truly kitsch, and for this adorable, nostalgic retro-future building interiors). All in all this was neither a good nor a bad movie, just a boring one.I am sure everyone expected something more than a dull and a bit childish comment on common social problems.


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