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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 ... 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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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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The system or his wife
13 February 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Loser Takes All is a rather mild British comedy that stars Rossano Brazzi and Glynis Johns as an accountant and his fiancé who work for the firm that Robert Morley and Felix Aylmer run in London.

Morley is one of those sticklers for detail and for Rossano Brazzi successfully finding a seven pound and change discrepancy in his books and reconciling it, he and Johns get a holiday in Monte Carlo. Morley is penny wise and pound foolish.

Still Brazzi and Johns are on a dream holiday and I've no doubt that this film was made to follow up the success of Paramount's To Catch A Thief. But Cary Grant and Grace Kelly were more interesting and Alfred Hitchcock made a more interesting film in general.

Brazzi now thinking he's a mathematical genius has devised a 'system' as so many do. In the process though he's become unbearable to his new bride.

Monte Carlo looks just as beautiful as it did in To Catch A Thief. But Hitchcock's classic never lost my interest as this one did.


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