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Hotel (1967)

A historical New Orleans hotel struggles to financially survive while the dramas of its various guests unfold.

Director:

Richard Quine

Writers:

Arthur Hailey (novel), Wendell Mayes (written for the screen by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rod Taylor ... Ian McDermott
Catherine Spaak ... Jeanne Rochefort
Karl Malden ... Keycase Milne
Melvyn Douglas ... Warren Trent
Merle Oberon ... The Duchess Caroline
Richard Conte ... Detective Dupere
Michael Rennie ... Geoffrey - Duke of Lanbourne
Kevin McCarthy ... Curtis O'Keefe
Carmen McRae ... Christine
Alfred Ryder ... Capt. Yolles
Roy Roberts ... Bailey
Al Checco Al Checco ... Herbie Chandler
Sheila Bromley ... Mrs. Grandin
Harry Hickox ... Sam
William Lanteau William Lanteau ... Mason
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Storyline

This is the story of the clock-like movements of a giant, big city New Orleans hotel. The ambitious yet loyal manager, wrestles with the round-the-clock drama of its guests. A brazen sneak thief, who nightly relieves the guests of their property, is chased though the underground passages of the hotel. The big business power play for control and the thrilling crash of an elevator add to the excitement. Written by alfiehitchie

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Hotel See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,651,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The novel on which this movie was based is by Arthur Hailey, who also wrote the source novels for The Money Changers, Wheels and Airport. See more »

Quotes

Keycase Milne: It's those damned credit cards!
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Connections

References Casablanca (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

This Year
(uncredited)
Written by Johnny Keating
Performed by Carmen McRae and band
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Sophisticated Fun
26 November 2002 | by ecarleSee all my reviews

I love this movie, a smooth 1967 throwback to the "Grand Hotel" tradition of interweaving stories, stylishly directed by Richard Quine ("Bell, Book, and Candle.") Johnny Keating's lush score shifts easily from sad melancholy (for the grand lost past of this grand hotel) to sexy jazz (in accord with the film's New Orleans setting.) Three main stories interact: the business battle to takeover the hotel; cover-up and blackmail attendant to a hit-and-run by a regal guest; the comedy relief antics of hotel thief Keycase Milne as he tries to make a big score. It all comes together in an elevator cliffhanger. Favorite bits: the surrogate father-son relationship between hotel owner Melvyn Douglas and his ace manager Rod Taylor; the antics of Karl Malden as Keycase (in one of Malden's personal favorite roles); and the tough intelligence of the three-way battle to take over the hotel. The characters are smart, witty, and gracious (even the villains), the mood slightly mournful for the good old days. I hated checking out of "Hotel."


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