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The Taming of Dorothy (1950)

Her Favourite Husband (original title)
Approved | | Comedy, Crime | 29 September 1950 (USA)
While casing a bank he intends to rob, tough-gangster Leo discovers that Antonio, a meek, mild clerk in the bank is his exact double. Leo kidnaps Antonio and robs the bank. making certain ... See full summary »

Director:

Mario Soldati

Writers:

Peppino De Filippo (play), W.F. Templeton (english adaptation) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Kent ... Dorothy Pellegrini
Robert Beatty ... Antonio Pellegrini / Leo L'Americano
Gordon Harker ... Godfrey Dotherington
Margaret Rutherford ... Mrs. Dotherington
Rona Anderson ... Stellina
Walter Crisham ... Caradiotto
Max Adrian ... Catoni
Tamara Lees Tamara Lees ... Rosana
Michael Balfour Michael Balfour ... Pete
Jack McNaughton Jack McNaughton ... El Greco
Norman Shelley Norman Shelley ... Mr. Dobson
Danny Green ... Angel Face
Joss Ambler Joss Ambler ... Mr. Wilson
Mary Hinton Mary Hinton ... Mrs. Wilson
Peter Illing ... Commissario Scaletti
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While casing a bank he intends to rob, tough-gangster Leo discovers that Antonio, a meek, mild clerk in the bank is his exact double. Leo kidnaps Antonio and robs the bank. making certain there are plenty of witnesses to testify that Antonio was the bank robber. But Leo hadn't accounted for the involvement of Antonio's wife, Dorothy. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Taming of Dorothy See more »

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Production Co:

Lux Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Story takes place in Naples and Sorrento, Italy. See more »

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Fast-Paced and Funny
23 May 2018 | by drednmSee all my reviews

Dorothy (Jean Kent) is married to a mousey bank teller (Robert Beatty) and leads a quiet life in Naples. Her parents (Margaret Rutherford, Gordon Harker) come for a visit and also dump on the henpeck, even taking over his bedroom and banishing him to the couch. Meanwhile, a local thug, Leo L'Americano, realizes that he is a dead ringer for the bank teller and sets up a plan not knowing that his gang.led by Rosana (Tamara Lees). is planning to kidnap the bank teller. From that point on, no one can tell which guy is which and things get complicated.

Takes a while to get going, but this mistaken identity farce is quite funny and boasts a solid cast. Kent and Beatty are good in the leads. Rutherford and Harker are solid as the parents. Lees is funny as the moll. Rona Anderson plays the maid, Max Adrian is a hoot as the lawyer Catoni, and Danny Green plays Angel Face the escaped convict.


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