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Loser Takes All (1956)

Not Rated | | Comedy | September 1956 (UK)
Bertrand is an accountant employed by a large London firm. When he uncovers an accounting error, his employer is so thrilled that he sends Bertrand and his new wife, to Monte Carlo. The trip, however, is not completely as it seems...

Director:

Ken Annakin

Writer:

Graham Greene
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Glynis Johns ... Cary
Rossano Brazzi ... Bertrand
Robert Morley ... Dreuther
Tony Britton Tony Britton ... Tony
Felix Aylmer ... The Other
Joyce Carey ... Bird's Nest
Geoffrey Keen ... Reception Clerk
Peter Illing ... Stranger
Albert Lieven ... Hotel Manager
A.E. Matthews A.E. Matthews ... Elderly Man in Casino
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Bertrand is an accountant employed by a large London firm. When he uncovers an accounting error, his employer is so thrilled that he sends Bertrand and his new wife, to Monte Carlo. The trip, however, is not completely as it seems...

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...with the most amorous winning-est love team that ever burned the SCANDALS at both ends! See more »

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Comedy

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1956 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Lua de Mel em Monte Carlo See more »

Filming Locations:

Monaco See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The copyright year on the title screen in given as "MCMXXXXXVI", rather than the more usual "MCMLVI". See more »

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Version of Strike It Rich (1990) See more »

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Light on laughs loses its way
3 February 2012 | by Chase_WitherspoonSee all my reviews

Extremely mild "comedy" concerning suave accountant (Brazzi) whose secret numbers system compels him to test his arithmetic prowess against the house, becoming a problem gambler that threatens his marriage to the bright and feisty Glynis Johns.

Robert Morley plays the typical pompous tycoon who eventually employs Brazzi after a series of financial losses, Tony Britton is Brazzi's laconic brother-in-law and while she's listed in the credits, I didn't happen to notice a young Shirley Ann Field ("Saturday Night & Sunday Morning") in an early film appearance though it would have been a highlight in this dull, alleged comedy.

Glynis Johns has the best character, pert and precocious in her inimitable way and by far eclipses another Brazzi trademark emasculation; I enjoyed many Rossano Brazzi films, but he never looked convincing turning on the waterworks, and he gives the damp-eyes acting technique another attempt here with limited sympathy. Devotees of Brazzi, Johns or Morley might want to pay attention, but unlikely to appeal elsewhere.


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