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Love Is a Ball (1963)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 14 May 1963 (West Germany)
On the French Riviera, a professional matchmaker assisted by an American adventurer arranges for convenience marriages between titled impoverished aristocratic men and rich low-bred women.

Director:

David Swift

Writers:

Lindsay Hardy (book), David Swift (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenn Ford ... John Lathrop Davis
Hope Lange ... Millicent 'Millie' Mehaffey
Charles Boyer ... M. Etienne Pimm
Ricardo Montalban ... Duke Gaspard Ducluzeau
Telly Savalas ... Dr. Christian Gump (Millie's uncle)
Ruth McDevitt ... Mathilda
Ulla Jacobsson ... Janine
Georgette Anys Georgette Anys ... Mme. Gallou
Robert Bettoni Robert Bettoni ... Milkman
Mony Dalmès Mony Dalmès ... Mme. Fernier
Laurence Hardy ... Priory
Jean Le Maitre Jean Le Maitre ... Carlo
André Luguet ... Maurice Zoltan
Jean Parédès Jean Parédès ... Freddie
Redmond Phillips ... Starcy
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Storyline

Etienne makes a good living out of marrying off poor but titled young men to rich but untitled young ladies. Millicent is now in his sights on the Riviera, and Grand Duke Gaspar is the bait. But what if Millicent starts to fancy planted chauffeur John instead, and Gaspar takes a shine to Etienne's secretary Janine? Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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The hilariously mad story of all the best things in life that are not free... and the one thing that definitely is!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Based on a novel by Lindsay Hardy called "The Grand Duke and Mr. Pimm" See more »

Goofs

When the estate agent shows the villa to M.Pimm she quotes the monthly rental at 7,500,000 francs. In 1963 at the exchange rate of 4.901 francs to the US dollar that would be the equivalent of 1.53 million US dollars per month. In 1963 that villa may have been valued at 1.53 million but would hardly have rented for that much. Up to the introduction of the Euro EUR, many French people still counted in and spoke in "anciens francs." So 494 anciens francs were worth 4,94 nouveaux, or the number of anciens francs divided by 100. The "nouveau franc" was introduced on 1 January 1960. In this case 7.5M anciens francs would equal 75,000 nouveaux francs or $15,303, a much more reasonable amount. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Without Make-Up (1963) See more »

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Mad Millie
Written and Performed by Michel Legrand Et Son Orchestre
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Very funny, and entertaining.
24 June 2000 | by meddicSee all my reviews

Loved it. One of my all time favorites. Glenn ford is great, Mr Boyer is a real hoot, and the young Ricardo Montalban is a delight. Does anyone know who owns the rights? I would love to see it again. Been waiting for years. Please e-mail me. Thank you for reading this.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | French

Release Date:

14 May 1963 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Grand Duke and Mr. Pimm See more »

Filming Locations:

Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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