6.3/10
618
12 user 3 critic

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 »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Prisoner (1955)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A cardinal is arrested for treason against the state. As a prince of his church, and a popular hero of this people, for his resistance against the Nazis during the war and afterward his ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Glenville
Stars: Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Wilfrid Lawson
The Comedians (1967)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A cynical Welsh hotel owner secretly romances a diplomat's wife in Haiti under the violent reign of the despot "Papa Doc" Duvalier.

Director: Peter Glenville
Stars: Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Alec Guinness
Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

During World War II, two Americans are forced to bail out and parachute into a small German town. Herr Frick, being equal parts patriotic and lonely, keeps them as prisoners of war in his ... See full summary »

Director: Gottfried Reinhardt
Stars: Alec Guinness, Mike Connors, Robert Redford
The Scapegoat (1959)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An English schoolteacher meets his lookalike, a French count; and unwillingly swaps identities with him.

Director: Robert Hamer
Stars: Alec Guinness, Bette Davis, Nicole Maurey
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Agent OSS 117 is dispatched to Rio de Janeiro to investigate an organization developing a mysterious drug which is capable of completely controlling anyone injected with it.

Director: André Hunebelle
Stars: Frederick Stafford, Mylène Demongeot, Raymond Pellegrin
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The bigamist captain of a ferry boat between the restricted British colony in Gibraltar and Spanish Morocco has a woman of differing appeal and temperament in each port.

Director: Anthony Kimmins
Stars: Alec Guinness, Yvonne De Carlo, Celia Johnson
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A somewhat vulgar but dedicated painter searches for the perfect realization of his artistic vision, much to the chagrin of others.

Director: Ronald Neame
Stars: Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, Renee Houston
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A middle-aged widower takes his son on a trip to Paris, where they try to find wives for each other.

Director: Robert Hamer
Stars: Alec Guinness, Odile Versois, Vernon Gray
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Jim Wormold, who is a vacuum cleaner salesman, participates as an agent in the British Secret Service. But he soon realizes that his plans by lying are going to get him into trouble.

Director: Carol Reed
Stars: Alec Guinness, Maureen O'Hara, Burl Ives
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

On the H.M.S. Defiant, during the French Revolutionary Wars, fair Captain Crawford is locked in a battle of wills against his cruel second-in-command Lt. Scott-Paget whose heavy-handed command style pushes the crew to mutiny.

Director: Lewis Gilbert
Stars: Alec Guinness, Dirk Bogarde, Maurice Denham
All at Sea (1957)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A seasick sea captain commands an amusement pier despite local opposition.

Director: Charles Frend
Stars: Alec Guinness, Harry Locke, Frederick Piper
Interview Day (TV Movie 1996)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Comedy drama about the trials and tribulations of three sets of parents as they finally realise that their children have grown up and reluctantly they have to let them enroll at Cambridge ... See full summary »

Director: Piers Haggard
Stars: Maureen Lipman, David Ross, Benedict Sandiford
Edit

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
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

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 »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

Benedict Boniface: I'll show you what a man should be. Strong, tender and terrible in his passion.
See more »

Connections

Version of Äktenskapsbrottaren (1964) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Delightful period piece.
2 January 2006 | by kristoffer-bjorkstromSee all my reviews

I have seen some plays by Feydeau performed by amateurs. Feydeau was a very good writer. He was familiar with the lack of morals in the upper crust society, and he could make people laugh at it. He knew because he belonged there himself. It's recorded that he had one or two mistresses himself!

In this film adaption of one of his more famous plays, the costumes and set designs are very good. The period feeling is impressive. The acting is so-so. Guiness has the best part and does the best acting. Others try hard, but the results feel half-baked. I blame this on the direction, or more likely the lack thereof.

Fans of classic farce, screwball comedy and periodic portraits will be delighted. A couple of in-jokes related to Feydeau's works can be found which will please literature scholars.


15 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 12 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed