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Hotel Paradiso (1966)

Monsieur Feydeau has writer's block, and he needs a new play. But he takes an opportunity to observe the upper class of 1900 Paris - Monsieur Boniface with a domineering wife, and the ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Glenville

Writers:

Georges Feydeau (play), Maurice Desvallières (play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gina Lollobrigida ... Marcelle Cot
Alec Guinness ... Benedict Boniface
Robert Morley ... Henri Cot
Peggy Mount ... Angelique Boniface
Duggie Byng Duggie Byng ... M. Martin (as Douglas Byng)
Robertson Hare Robertson Hare ... Duke
David Battley ... George
Ann Beach Ann Beach ... Victoire
Eddra Gale ... Hotel Guest (as Edra Gale)
Darío Moreno ... The Turk
Derek Fowlds ... Maxime
Leonard Rossiter ... Inspector
Akim Tamiroff ... Anniello
Marie Bell ... La Grande Antoinette
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Storyline

Monsieur Feydeau has writer's block, and he needs a new play. But he takes an opportunity to observe the upper class of 1900 Paris - Monsieur Boniface with a domineering wife, and the next-door neglectful husband Henri with a beautiful but ignored wife Marcelle. Henri traces architectural anomalies (most ghost sounds are drains), and plans a night at the Hotel Paradiso; but this hotel is the assignation spot of Marcelle and Boniface. One wife, two husbands, a nephew, and the perky Boniface maid, all at this 'by the hour' hotel, and consummation of the affair is, to say the least, severely compromised (not the least by a police raid). All of this under Feydeau's eye, and his play is the 'success fou' of the next season. Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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The "inn" comedy of the year. See more »

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French | Italian

Release Date:

21 October 1966 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Hotel Paradis See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

The women do not wear the correct type of shoe. In this period - late Victorian to WWI - women wore high buttoned boots as daily wear. See more »

Quotes

M. Martin: I've been looking forward to the privy... to the privy...
Angelique Boniface: To the what?
M. Martin: To the privilege.
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Connections

Version of L'hôtel du libre-échange (1995) See more »

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You can't dislike Feydeau
24 November 2017 | by bucksixSee all my reviews

I have been a fan of Feydeau farces for a long time. I have read many and seen quite a few produced. How I missed this movie for so long is a complete mystery to me. Whether she can act or not, Gina L is a pure delight. I thought she was exactly right in this role. This is the one of the few times I have seen Alec Guinness as this type of character. But he is always on top of it, whether as a ladies man or as a priest. This movie is a little slow getting off the ground, but stay with it. After the various characters are introduced it is pure Feydeau the rest of the way. As in his other works there is a lot of assignation planned, but no consummation. I would like to give a 10 rating but even though this is a fun romp, it it not quite excellent. Too bad I can't vote 9.5


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