Son of a successful Greek emigrant is torn between the expectations his father has for him and his passionate love affair with a beautiful prostitute.

Directors:

Ranald MacDougall, Charles Walters (uncredited)
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Credited cast:
Gina Lollobrigida ... Guilietta Cameron
Anthony Franciosa ... Nick Stratton
Ernest Borgnine ... Pete Stratton
Luana Patten ... Yvonne Stratton
Will Kuluva ... Argus Dlavolos
Philip Ober ... Josh Kebner
John Kellogg ... Cobby - Hotel Detective
Nancy R. Pollock ... Mary Stratton
Tracey Roberts ... Diana
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dan Krohn Dan Krohn ... Yvonne's Date
William Smith ... Undetermined Secondary Role (as Bill Smith)
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Son of a successful Greek emigrant is torn between the expectations his father has for him and his passionate love affair with a beautiful prostitute.

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Pete Stratten's car is a 1960 Chrysler New Yorker convertible. Only 556 were made. In excellent condition in 2020 this car could be worth $70,000, and possibly a lot more. See more »

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Guilietta Cameron: [Nick Stratton sizing her up and down in her low cut evening dress] Well, leave something on me. I might catch cold.
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Referenced in La pandilla de los once (1963) See more »

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Unintentionally Funny Love Story before "Love Story"
31 March 2021 | by theognis-80821See all my reviews

Father says she's a prostitute. Son says she's a lady. Hence, conflict. This routine saga, going back to ancient Rome, is the core of this corn. Talented Randall MacDougall's long simmering problem with femmes du monde ("Mildred Pierce," "The Naked Jungle") finally knocks the lid off this potboiler. The actors put up a mighty struggle: Ernest Borgnine as an ethnic (Greek) Super-Yenta, feigning heart attacks when he can't get his way; Anthony Franciosa, a Causeless Rebel trying to figure out how to act like a man; and Gina Lollobrigida as the beautiful Whore With A Heart Of Gold seeking acceptance against all odds. This is one of the best So-Bad-It's-Good pictures before Russ Meyer made it into a genre. As they say in poker, "read 'em and weep."


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1961 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Rent in His Hand See more »

Filming Locations:

Acapulco, Mexico See more »

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Arcola Pictures See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Color (Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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