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The Love Lottery (1954)

Rex Allerton is a top Hollywood star and an idol of the female population. To get away from the pressure of the fans who won't leave him alone, he relocates to a remote Italian village ... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Crichton

Writers:

Charles Neilson Gattey (story), Zelma Bramley Moore (story) (as Zelma Bramley-Moore) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Niven ... Rex Allerton
Peggy Cummins ... Sally
Anne Vernon ... Jane
Herbert Lom ... Amico
Charles Victor Charles Victor ... Jennings
Gordon Jackson ... Ralph
Felix Aylmer ... Winant
Hugh McDermott ... Rodney Wheeler
Stanley Maxted Stanley Maxted ... Stanton
June Clyde ... Viola
John Chandos John Chandos ... Gulliver Kee
Theodore Bikel ... Parsimonious
Sebastian Cabot ... Suarez
Eugene Deckers ... Vernet
Andreas Malandrinos Andreas Malandrinos ... Fodor (as Andrea Malandrinos)
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Storyline

Rex Allerton is a top Hollywood star and an idol of the female population. To get away from the pressure of the fans who won't leave him alone, he relocates to a remote Italian village where unanticipated trouble arises when unwittingly he becomes the prize for an international lottery. Written by Anonymous

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Ten million women wanted Hollywood's top star on a string...But the lucky ticket-holder had his wedding night wrapped up!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Love Lottery See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Gaumont Kalee Recording) (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Colour by) (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Rex makes the comment when arriving in Tremaggio "I must have got it from Baedekers". This is a reference to the series of guide books published by the German publisher, Verlag Karl Baedeker. These guides were famous and used extensively in Europe. See more »

Quotes

Rex Allerton: You're quite a mathematician, aren't you?
Jane Dubois: It's a living.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: But in Italy it is the gentlemen who serenade the ladies and not - as in our story - vice versa. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Magical Eye (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

It May be You
Music by Benjamin Frankel (as Ben Bernard) (uncredited)
The Lyric by Harold Purcell
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Satire on stardom misses the mark
28 November 2015 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

This was one of 6 films produced by Ealing in 1954.Of these only The Maggie sticks in the memory.Little surprise then that Rank closed the studio the following year and sold it to the BBC.Whilst this film is amiable enough it never does more than raise a smile now and again.In any event with the studio system fast crumbling stars with contracts that tied them to a studio were fast becoming a dying breed.So I do wonder whether David Nivens character would be quite so happy to be rid of his studio.Interesting to see Humphrey Bogart in the final shot,probably done as a favour to Niven.He epitomized the new order making films through his independent company,Santana.


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