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Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 3 April 1957 (USA)
In this musical-comedy, Dean Martin plays an American hotel mogul who becomes smitten with a young Italian woman (Anna Maria Alberghetti) when buying a hotel in Rome. To marry this gal, he has to get her three older sisters married off.

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Richard Thorpe
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dean Martin ... Ray Hunter
Anna Maria Alberghetti ... Nina Martelli
Eva Bartok ... Maria Martelli
Dewey Martin ... Mike Clark Jr.
Walter Slezak ... Papa Vittorio Martelli
Paul Henreid ... Anton
Jules Munshin ... Arthur
Marcel Dalio ... Vittorio Cisini
Evelyn Varden ... Countess Alzani
Lisa Montell ... Diana Martelli
Lisa Gaye ... Ana Martelli
John Archer ... Bob Dudley
Stephen Dunne ... Tom Crandall (as Steve Dunne)
Dean Jones ... Dan
Monique van Vooren ... Girl on Main Title (as Monique Van Vooren)
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In this musical-comedy, Dean Martin plays an American hotel mogul who becomes smitten with a young Italian woman (Anna Maria Alberghetti) when buying a hotel in Rome. To marry this gal, he has to get her three older sisters married off.

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Young hotel millionaire and four gorgeous marriage-minded sisters on a musical Roman holiday. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

10.000 Schlafzimmer See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)| 4-Track Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Dean Martin's first film without Jerry Lewis. See more »

Quotes

Arthur: [Song] I don't wanna be a millionaire, I just wanna live like one.
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Connections

Referenced in Shadows (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Money Is a Problem
(uncredited)
Music by Nicholas Brodszky
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Staged by Jack Baker
Sung by Lisa Montell (dubbed by Betty Wand)
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What was MGM thinking?
7 July 2002 | by lzf0See all my reviews

This is Dean Martin's first film following his split with partner Jerry Lewis. MGM signed him for this romantic comedy. However, there is nothing funny here. Dean Martin was one of the funniest comedians of the 20th Century. His persona was that of a drunk, sex crazed ne'er-do-well who could not get through a song without either slipping up or telling a joke. Even when he was the low-keyed partner of manic Jerry Lewis, there was something silly about him. He can tell the oldest and cheapest jokes and charm the audience into laughing with him. None of this is seen in this film. This is just another example of how MGM had no idea what to do with comedians. Buster Keaton, the Marx Brothers, Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello, and Donald O'Connor were also poorly handled by MGM. Martin is in good company there! Dino plays the straight role of an airline pilot who romances Anna Maria Alberghetti and sings some very poor songs by Nicholas Brodzsky. If Dean's role would have been played by someone like Howard Keel or Vic Damone, maybe I would not be complaining so much about the lack of comedy. But even reliable character actors like Walter Slezak and Jules Munshin are wasted in this bore. Thank goodness Martin was given the chance to play a showy role in "The Young Lions". Another film like this and Dino's movie career would have been over.


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