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The Millionairess (1960)

A Millionairess and a doctor cannot marry until they meet conditions set-up by their respective parents.

Director:

Anthony Asquith

Writers:

George Bernard Shaw (play) (as Bernard Shaw), Riccardo Aragno (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sophia Loren ... Epifania
Peter Sellers ... Doctor Kabir
Alastair Sim ... Sagamore
Vittorio De Sica ... Joe (as Vittorio de Sica)
Dennis Price ... Doctor Adrian Bland
Gary Raymond ... Alastair
Alfie Bass ... Fish Curer
Miriam Karlin ... Mrs. Joe
Noel Purcell ... Professor
Virginia Vernon Virginia Vernon ... Polly
Graham Stark ... Butler
Diana Coupland Diana Coupland ... Nurse
Pauline Jameson ... Muriel
Eleanor Summerfield Eleanor Summerfield ... Mrs. Willoughby
Willoughby Goddard ... President
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Storyline

London-based Millionairess Epifania (Sophia Loren) is attracted to Dr. Kabir (MD from Delhi and PhD from Calcutta), who is more intent on treating patients. When she persists, he confides in her that he had made a commitment to his late widowed seamstress mother that he will wed any woman who will manage to survive on just Rs.500/-, for 90 days. She finds out that this sum is equivalent to just 35 shillings but readily accepts this challenge. She also informs him that her late father had also imposed a condition that she must wed a male who will turn £500 into £15000 within the same period. Epifania then finds employment with an Italian firm, ends up re-organizing, and turning up the firm's profits. At the end of 90 days, she goes to meet Kabir and discovers that he has not only given all the money away but also has no interest whatsoever in marrying her. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The revealing revels of a very rich redhead who lives for pleasure...A beautiful babe in Balmain gowns and her wild wonderful ways... See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Trivia

In 1953 Katharine Hepburn planned to film this George Bernard Shaw piece and hired Preston Sturges to pen a screenplay. Despite the fact that Sturges turned in a very funny script, the deal to make the movie, which would have co-starred Alec Guinness, fell apart. See more »

Quotes

Epifania Parerga: You're not a man, you're an Englishman!
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Crazy Credits

The end of the film finishes with 'And they lived happily ever after'. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hancock: The Bedsitter (1961) See more »

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OK, not a great movie, but the stars...
25 August 2000 | by Bob MassSee all my reviews

I loved watching Alastair Sim, Sophia Loren and Peter Sellers in action. Alastair's voice is still bubbling in my head as is Peter Seller's Indian accent. And all the beautiful cheesiness of a 1960's movie. If any of that appeals to you see the movie.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1960 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Millionairess See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Colour by) (Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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