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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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Sound Mix:

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

Arthur: May I be one of the last to congratulate you.
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Connections

References Casablanca (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock Around The Clock
(uncredited)
Sung by Diana and Ana Martinelli
Written by James E. Myers and Max Freedman
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Charmless fifties comedy
15 November 2003 | by lorenellroySee all my reviews

This was Dean Martin's first solo movie after his split with Jerry Lewis and a pretty dire one it is too. He plays "Hunter" a millionaire hotelier who flies to Rome to oversee the latest addition to his empire-a traditional old Roman hotel acquired from its aristocratic patron.While there he becomes engaged to the youngest of the four daughters of a musician (played winningly by Walter Slezak in the best performance in the movie).He refuses permission for the marriage until the other (elder)daughters are wed .So ,Martin sets out to locate husbands for them .Further complicating matters is the growing affection between his bride to be and his pilot ,as played by Dewey Martin. It helps if you are writing a comedy to include some funny lines or scenes but -some 48 hours after watching the picture not one line or scene stays in my mind as even mildly amusing .Nor are the regular musical interludes in which Martin breaks into song memorable in any way . Martin is woeful -in a role calling for charm he merely appears smug and self satisfied .Thankfully he was to get better at light comedy but this performance is a total misfire . Some nice travelogue shots of Rome compensate but for the most part this is trite and derisory.


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