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Hotel Paradiso

1966
1h 38m
Comedy
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Cast

Gina Lollobrigida (Marcelle Cot)Alec Guinness (Benedict Boniface)Robert Morley (Henri Cot)Peggy Mount (Angelique Boniface)Duggie Byng (M. Martin)Robertson Hare (Duke)David Battley (George)Ann Beach (Victoire)Eddra Gale (Hotel Guest)Darío Moreno (The Turk)Derek Fowlds (Maxime)Leonard Rossiter (Inspector)Akim Tamiroff (Anniello)Marie Bell (La Grande Antoinette)André Badin (Policeman Bringing Convocation to Henri Cotte)Antoine Baud (Policeman in Hotel)Jackie Blanchot (Policeman in Hotel)Guy Delorme (Policeman in Hotel)

Director

Peter Glenville

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Synopsis

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.

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