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Hotel Paradiso (1966)

| Comedy | March 1966 (UK)
Monsieur Feydeau has writer's block, and he needs a new play. But he takes an opportunity to observe the upper class of 1900 Paris - Monsieur Boniface with a domineering wife, and the ... See full summary »

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Marcelle Cotte
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Benedict Boniface
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Henri Cotte
Peggy Mount ...
Angelique Boniface
Douglas Byng ...
Mr. Martin, a barrister
Robertson Hare ...
Duke
David Battley ...
George
Ann Beach ...
Victoire, the Boniface's maid
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Hotel Guest (as Edra Gale)
Darío Moreno ...
The Turk
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Maxime, the Cotte's nephew
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Inspector
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Anniello, owner of Hotel Paradiso
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La Grande Antoinette
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Monsieur Feydeau has writer's block, and he needs a new play. But he takes an opportunity to observe the upper class of 1900 Paris - Monsieur Boniface with a domineering wife, and the next-door neglectful husband Henri with a beautiful but ignored wife Marcelle. Henri traces architectural anomalies (most ghost sounds are drains), and plans a night at the Hotel Paradiso; but this hotel is the assignation spot of Marcelle and Boniface. One wife, two husbands, a nephew, and the perky Boniface maid, all at this 'by the hour' hotel, and consummation of the affair is, to say the least, severely compromised (not the least by a police raid). All of this under Feydeau's eye, and his play is the 'success fou' of the next season. Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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The "inn" comedy of the year. See more »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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The women do not wear the correct type of shoe. In this period - late Victorian to WWI - women wore high buttoned boots as daily wear. See more »

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Version of L'hôtel du libre-échange (1995) See more »

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Great fun!
7 February 2002 | by (Canton, Ohio) – See all my reviews

I never knew that Gina Lollobrigida and Alec Guinness had such knack for comedy. What a treat to see them in such a caper. This is a fast paced film with complex twists, interesting screenplay, endless surprises, good acting, and just great fun for the whole family. This is how comedies should be.


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