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Hotel (1967)

GP | | Drama | 19 January 1967 (USA)
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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Final film of Emil Van Horn. See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in The Mind Blowers (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

The Very Thought of You
(uncredited)
Written by Ray Noble
Performed briefly by Carmen McRae and band
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Karl Malden steals the show!
8 October 1999 | by JSPrineSee all my reviews

Big, colorful, lavish, HOTEL is a very nice movie. It's set in New Orleans' French Quarter, and Warner Brothers even managed to get the NOPD star-and-crescent badges on the police officers' uniforms correct...a nice attention to detail. Even the music was properly scored to the locales depicted...another plus. True, most of the movie was shot on WB's back lots, but some of the French Quarter scenes were actually shot in New Orleans.

An all-star cast performs more than adequately, but Karl Malden literally steals the movie! He plays a sneak-thief named "Keycase", and he obviously played his role with relish. In one wonderful scene, he surveys his loot after a harrowing evening's thieving, and sadly mutters "It's those damned credit cards!" If you remember that Malden later became the American Express man ("Don't leave home without it!"), this scene is priceless.

Another classic is when the cops finally get him. Handcuffed to a NOPD officer, Malden can't help but swipe a hotel ashtray as he's being led to jail...grinning happily the whole time.

It's great entertainment, and I rate it 9 out of 10.


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