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Affair in Monte Carlo (1952)

24 timer af en kvindes liv (original title)
Approved | | Drama, Romance | 14 August 1953 (USA)
A writer tells a crowd in a café about a woman he knows, who once feel deeply in love with a desperate, compulsive gambler.

Director:

Victor Saville

Writers:

Stefan Zweig (novel), Warren Chetham Strode (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Merle Oberon ... Linda Venning
Richard Todd ... The Young Man
Leo Genn ... Robert Stirling
Stephen Murray ... Father Andre Benoit
Peter Reynolds ... Peter
Joan Dowling Joan Dowling ... Mrs. Barry
June Clyde ... Mrs. Roche
Peter Illing ... M. Blanc
Jacques B. Brunius Jacques B. Brunius ... Concierge, Pension Lisa (as Jacques Brunius)
Isabel Dean ... Miss Johnson
Peter Jones ... Bill
Yvonne Furneaux ... Henriette
Mara Lane ... Alice Brown
Robert Ayres ... Frank Brown
Cyril Smith Cyril Smith ... Harry
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Storyline

Writer Robert Sterling is visiting a café, when suddenly a scandal becomes known. To keep the others from overreacting, Sterling tells them about something similar that he saw happen years ago. He had been in Monte Carlo, and was playing host to a young widow whom he knew well. When he persuaded her to visit the casino one night, she became irresistibly attracted to a desperate young man who became suicidal after losing all his money at roulette. Sterling describes how they fell deeply in love, and how both of them then had to face difficult decisions about the future. Written by Snow Leopard

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She knew the kind of man he was... but this was Monte Carlo... his arms were paradise... and nothing mattered but the chance that she could hold him! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

14 August 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Affair in Monte Carlo See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

The Young Man: You've been talking all night to a gambler and a thief. I put the word 'thief' second, notice? All my life I've been a gambler. No, don't go... listen to me. I think you should hear what sort of a mudpie you've dipped your ladylike fingers into. I was born in Ireland where my father owned a racing stable. At the age of 6 I was saving pennies to back horses for the local bookmaker. Then when I came to England and school, I stopped backing horses and taught the other kids how to play poker. I ...
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Remake of 24 horas en la vida de una mujer (1944) See more »

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I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts
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Written by Fred Heatherton (joint pseudonym of Elton Box, Desmond Cox and Irwin Dash)
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An Affair to Forget
10 April 2010 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

On the colorful Riviera, lonely socialite widow Merle Oberon (as Linda Venning ) is attracted to handsome gambling addict Richard Todd. At a Monte Carlo nightclub, with platonic pal Leo Genn (as Robert Sterling), Ms. Oberon senses Mr. Todd is suicidal after losing his money at the roulette table. The older woman begins to treat the distraught Todd like a gigolo, and he succumbs to her advances. Mr. Genn, who tells the story in flashback, worries about Oberon's relationship with the younger man.

Re-titled "Affair in Monte Carlo" for US audiences, this film had great potential as a psychological drama. This is made most evident in Todd's final confrontation with Oberon, when he draws an interesting parallel between his luck and her presence. Moreover, the use of Genn as a rival for Oberon's affections comes too late. Sadly, the script gives Stefan Zweig's story short shrift. Note the version on TreeLine Film's "Hollywood Legends" is in black-and-white, robbing the picture of an obvious strength.

**** 24 Hours of a Woman's Life (9/10/52) Victor Saville ~ Merle Oberon, Richard Todd, Leo Genn, Stephen Murray


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