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Love Is a Ball (1963)

On the French Riviera, a professional matchmaker assisted by an American adventurer arranges for convenience marriages between titled impoverished aristocratic men and rich low-bred women.

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John Lathrop Davis
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Millicent 'Millie' Mehaffey
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M. Etienne Pimm
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Duke Gaspard Ducluzeau
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Dr. Christian Gump (Millie's uncle)
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Mathilda
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Janine
Georgette Anys ...
Mme. Gallou
Robert Bettoni ...
Milkman
Mony Dalmès ...
Mme. Fernier
Laurence Hardy ...
Priory
Jean Le Maitre ...
Carlo
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Maurice Zoltan
Jean Parédès ...
Freddie
Redmond Phillips ...
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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. 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 <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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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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The Grand Duke and Mr. Pimm  »

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Based on a novel by Lindsay Hardy called "The Grand Duke and Mr. Pimm" See more »

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When Davis looks through the telescope after leaving lunch, the view of the telescope follows the people walking. Davis did not move the telescope to follow them, it was in the same position after the view returned to Dabis. See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood Without Make-Up (1963) See more »

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Be Free At Sea
Written and Performed by Michel Legrand Et Son Orchestre
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There's a surprise under this hood
21 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What surprise(s)? Plenty. How about Telly Savalas playing an effeminate guardian? How about Ricardo Montalban playing a klutz! This movie has all that and then some. Hope Lange is perfect as the rebellious young girl who doesn't want to be stereotyped (this was pretty racy for the 50s mind you), and Glenn Ford totally disarmed by his circumstance and his company.

Great chemistry between the players especially between Charles Boyer and Montalban, who just doesn't seem like he's ever going to play up to his title...this is really funny.

A movie I can watch again and again.


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