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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 Cot
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Benedict Boniface
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Henri Cot
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M. Martin (as Douglas Byng)
Robertson Hare ...
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Hotel Guest (as Edra Gale)
Darío Moreno ...
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Anniello
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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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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 »

Quotes

M. Martin: But, then when it rains ca ca... ca ca... ca ca...
Benedict Boniface: Cabbages?
M. Martin: No, ca cats and dogs, immediately my little imp... my little imp...
Benedict Boniface: Your little imp?
M. Martin: My little imp impediment comes on.
Angelique Boniface: How very peculiar.
Benedict Boniface: [mumbles to himself as he turns away] A walking barometer.
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Version of L'hôtel du libre-échange (1979) See more »

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dissing an entire genre?
21 August 2005 | by (NYC, NY) – See all my reviews

For anyone to disparage the long history of the farce (as someone did in their review here) just boggles my mind. The farce has a long and rich history.

For that same someone also to slip in a comment about how they dislike the entire country and culture of France, well, that says it all--about them. No need for me to point out (but I will) their location is in Texas. Sheeeesh.

I saw this particular farce (which stars one of the greatest British actors of stage/screen, mind you) many years ago and it left a vivid enough impression, simply as a well-made comedy, that I would have no hesitation about renting it again.

Worrying about whether one is 'understanding the farce' --or resenting the insecurity you may feel if you suspect that you don't understand the format--has nothing to do with it.

Watch films you like--don't watch films that you dislike, and you will never need any further defense than this. Personal taste is yours to command. Don't worry about fitting in with other people, worry about yourself.


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