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Etienne makes a good living out of marrying off poor but titled young men to rich but untitled young ladies. Millicent is now in his sights on the Riviera, and Grand Duke Gaspar is the bait... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Lathrop Davis
Millicent 'Millie' Mehaffey
M. Etienne Pimm
Duke Gaspard Ducluzeau
Dr. Christian Gump (Millie's uncle)
Georgette Anys ...
Mme. Gallou
Robert Bettoni ...
Mony Dalmès ...
Mme. Fernier
Laurence Hardy ...
Jean Le Maitre ...
André Luguet ...
Maurice Zoltan
Jean Parédès ...
Redmond Phillips ...


Etienne makes a good living out of marrying off poor but titled young men to rich but untitled young ladies. Millicent is now in his sights on the Riviera, and Grand Duke Gaspar is the bait. But what if Millicent starts to fancy planted chauffeur John instead, and Gaspar takes a shine to Etienne's secretary Janine? Written by Jeremy Perkins <>

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The hilariously mad story of all the best things in life that are not free... and the one thing that definitely is!


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14 May 1963 (West Germany)  »

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40 Millionen suchen einen Mann  »

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When the estate agent shows the villa to M.Pimm she quotes the monthly rental at 7,500,000 francs. In 1963 at the exchange rate of 4.901 francs to the US dollar that would be the equivalent of 1.53 million US dollars per month. In 1963 that villa may have been valued at 1.53 million but would hardly have rented for that much. Up to the introduction of the Euro EUR, many French people still counted in and spoke in "anciens francs." So 494 anciens francs were worth 4,94 nouveaux, or the number of anciens francs divided by 100. The "nouveau franc" was introduced on 1 January 1960. In this case 7.5M anciens francs would equal 75,000 nouveaux francs or $15,303, a much more reasonable amount. See more »


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The real reason to see this movie
9 May 2003 | by (Sunny South Fla) – See all my reviews

The real reason to see this movie is the CARS. Shot in the early 60's, I actually remember seeing a promo on the Carson show. It takes place during the Grand Prix, but in addition to the race cars, you can see what are now classics, 3500 GT Spyder Maserati, 300SL cabriolet, Rolls Royce cabriolet, 50's Corvette, Mercedes gullwing, the list just goes on. For any REAL car nut, this movie is a gem!

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