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Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957)

TV-PG | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 3 April 1957 (USA)
In this musical-comedy, Dean Martin plays an American hotel mogul who becomes smitten with a young Italian woman (Anna Maria Alberghetti) when buying a hotel in Rome. To marry this gal, he has to get her three older sisters married off.

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Richard Thorpe
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dean Martin ... Ray Hunter
Anna Maria Alberghetti ... Nina Martelli
Eva Bartok ... Maria Martelli
Dewey Martin ... Mike Clark Jr.
Walter Slezak ... Papa Vittorio Martelli
Paul Henreid ... Anton
Jules Munshin ... Arthur
Marcel Dalio ... Vittorio Cisini
Evelyn Varden ... Countess Alzani
Lisa Montell ... Diana Martelli
Lisa Gaye ... Ana Martelli
John Archer ... Bob Dudley
Stephen Dunne ... Tom Crandall (as Steve Dunne)
Dean Jones ... Dan
Monique van Vooren ... Girl on Main Title (as Monique Van Vooren)
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In this musical-comedy, Dean Martin plays an American hotel mogul who becomes smitten with a young Italian woman (Anna Maria Alberghetti) when buying a hotel in Rome. To marry this gal, he has to get her three older sisters married off.

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Young hotel millionaire and four gorgeous marriage-minded sisters on a musical Roman holiday. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

10.000 Schlafzimmer See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)| 4-Track Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Dean Martin's first film without Jerry Lewis. See more »

Quotes

Countess Alzani: The world changes, Vittorio, and we must change with it.
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Connections

Referenced in Shadows (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Money Is a Problem
(uncredited)
Music by Nicholas Brodszky
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Staged by Jack Baker
Sung by Lisa Montell (dubbed by Betty Wand)
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Dino Solo
10 July 2005 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Ten Thousand Bedrooms has its place in movie history as Dean Martin's first solo effort without Jerry Lewis. It also nearly sunk his career. Good thing The Young Lions came immediately after this and Dino got deserved rave reviews for that one.

To be fair MGM did give him a good supporting cast and apparently spared no expense in filming this on location in Rome. Ever since Roman Holiday, Rome was pretty popular with movie audiences. Three Coins in the Fountain and Seven Hills of Rome did pretty good box office in the 1950s.

But this wasn't a Dean Martin role. I think MGM probably dusted off a property they had offered to Cary Grant and gave it to him. There was no real effort to exploit the unique personality that was Dean Martin.

Nicholas Brodzky and Sammy Cahn wrote four songs for Dino to sing, none of them especially memorable. As if they were hedging their bets, they gave him a comedy number to do with Jules Munshin who plays his valet. Kind of like the material he used to do with Jerry Lewis at Paramount.

According to the definitive biography of Dean Martin by Nick Tosches, Dino turned down the lead in The Pajama Game for this one. Well movie audiences did get to see John Raitt finally do one of his Broadway starring roles for the screen. But Dean would have been perfect opposite Doris Day.

Not his best career move.


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