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

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Joe (as Vittorio de Sica)
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Alfie Bass ...
Fish Curer
Miriam Karlin ...
Mrs. Maria Joe
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Prof. Merton
Virginia Vernon ...
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Diana Coupland ...
Nurse
Pauline Jameson ...
Muriel Pilkington
Eleanor Summerfield ...
Mrs. Willoughby
Willoughby Goddard ...
President
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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 revealing revels of a very rich redhead who lives for pleasure...A beautiful babe in Balmain gowns and her wild wonderful ways... See more »

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21 October 1960 (UK)  »

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Ella y sus millones  »

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20th Century-Fox wanted Ava Gardner for the title role. See more »

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Dr. Ahmed el Kabir: [sailing across the Thames to his surgery, noticing Epifania attempting suicide] Hello, good day for a swim!
Epifania Parerga: I am not swimming, I am committing suicide
Dr. Ahmed el Kabir: Very good
Epifania Parerga: You don't understand, I'm killing myself
Dr. Ahmed el Kabir: Well, it is our common destiny, good day
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Referenced in Colpo gobbo all'italiana (1962) See more »

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Remember the garter belt!
19 March 2005 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Amazing that nobody commented on Sophia guepiere and garter belt!

O.K. Guys. The movie is somewhat dull and you may be sure that neither Sophia Loren or Peter Sellers could have been nominated for Oscar on this performance. But, does anybody remember the scene when Sophia undresses in Peter,s doctor cabinet and shows herself in a black guepiere , black stockings and garter belt? If you have forgotten this, you are only forgiven if you are younger than two years or older than ninety-nine And , moreover, we were back in 1960, when such scenes in movies, particularly in my native Italy, were not frequent! For the remaining part, I must agree that the story is weak, the other actors ( including an improbable Vittorio De Sica) are unnoticeable, and Sophia as a millionaire is less credible than as a Naples Pizza seller!


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