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Five Golden Hours (1961)

A petty crook gallantly consoles wealthy widows and is doing all right in his chosen profession until he meets and falls in love with a lovely baroness, who knows all about get-rich-quick ... See full summary »

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Aldo Bondi
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Baroness Sandra
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Mr. Bing
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Martha
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Raphael
Clelia Matania ...
Rosalia
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Dr. Alfieri
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Father Superior
Reginald Beckwith ...
Brother Geronimo
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Beatrice
Sydney Tafler ...
Alfredo
Martin Benson ...
Enrico
Bruno Barnabe ...
Cesare
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Gabrielle
Leonard Sachs ...
Mr. Morini
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A petty crook gallantly consoles wealthy widows and is doing all right in his chosen profession until he meets and falls in love with a lovely baroness, who knows all about get-rich-quick schemes. The crook evolves an ingenious swindle geared to the time differential between New York and Rome and works it on his string of widows, but the baroness takes off with the dough. The crook flees to a mental home to escape the wrath of his victims. Written by alfiehitchie

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February 1961 (USA)  »

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According to Michael Bentine's, "Memoirs The Long Banana Skin", Bentine started filming a supporting role in this project but was taken ill and replaced by another actor. See more »

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Gabrielle: Ah, that Roberto. But why did he have to cheat?
Raphael: Debts! More than 160 million lire. And he figured that by gambling with our money he could pay off his debts and us. But...everthing just went pffff!
Gabrielle: And that's when he went...over the cliff?
Raphael: Oh, no. No. He told Sandra about his predicament and she, nice girl that she is, gave him all her jewellery but that went pffff in the same way.
Gabrielle: Well, it was decent of Sandra to have given him all her jewellery.
Raphael: As matters now stand, you'll get back about 2 ...
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OK, I'll Watch It
24 July 2008 | by (Arroyo Grande, California) – See all my reviews

I'm sure that technically, this movie can be watched without serious worries that it will induce a coma. However, acute lethargy, loss of focus, and boredom are indicated. I know this because I sat through the whole thing, and no long term deleterious effects seemed evident. Very little else was on that early in the morning, and TCM offered it up without commercials so I thought, OK, I'll watch it.

I've never been a huge Ernie Kovacs or Cyd Charisse fan, and after watching this movie, I can't say I'm gonna start ordering their DVD's anytime soon. I mean, it wasn't horrible. The production values were good and the acting was fine. I think the real problem was the script here. The TV Guide review said it was a comedy, but there just wasn't a whole lot of "the funny" happening. I've been around longer than this movie, so I think I'd have noticed.

It didn't give me any nightmares though, so I bumped it from three to four stars. I'm just that nice a guy.


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