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Run for Your Wife (1965)

Una moglie americana (original title)
Riccardo, an unhappily married middle aged Italian working for a shoe factory, goes to America on a four day business trip. In NYC he meets his old friend Carlo. Carlo has a big American ... See full synopsis »
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Cast overview:
... Riccardo Vanzi
... Nicole
... Nyta
... Jenny
Graziella Granata ... Hostess
Carlo Mazzone ... Carlo
Ruth Laney ... Girl
Sharon Obeck ... Mary
Cherie Latimer ... Call Girl
Louisette Rousseau ... Call Girl
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Riccardo, an unhappily married middle aged Italian working for a shoe factory, goes to America on a four day business trip. In NYC he meets his old friend Carlo. Carlo has a big American car and a big house. "How can you afford all this? In Italy you made less money than I did." "Easy", says Carlo. "I married a rich American womam. You should do the same." Ricardo agress and sets off across America to find a rich American woman to marry in a hurry. He only has four days. After exhausting researches he meet a a nice girl unfortunately yet desired by a former husband. Defeated, Riccardo returns to Italy where an unhappy fate awaits him, his wife. A little known piece of trivia: the American Production Manager (uncredited) on the movie was John Avildsen, who in 1976 directed ROCKY and won The Oscar.

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A hilarious story of WIFE-SHOPPING... and did you ever see such a list of goodies?

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15 November 1966 (USA)  »

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All (Theme from Run For Your Wife)
Music by Nino Oliviero and Marian Grudeff, Lyrics by Ray Jessel
Sung by Frankie Randall
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One of greatest neglected film comedies.
6 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

One of the great neglected comedies of all time. Needs to be placed on video and also shown at film festivals. It is a hilarious satire of 1960s USA, as the Italian hero travels to the main regions of USA seeking a wife. Polidoro captures the absurdity of each region, the customs, mores and styles of the time and place.


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