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The Millionairess

The Millionairess

Anthony Asquith (1960)

86min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
An important film for British comedy actor Peter Sellers, this would give him his first really international audience. Sophia Loren was already a Sellers fan and was happy to have him play the Indian doctor opposite her spoiled heiress, in this adaptation of the George Bernard Shaw play. Sellers brings a gentle charm to his character and avoids taking the easy route to laughter by racial caricature. Loren is stunning and excels at the light comedy. Romance blossomed on set between the two and perhaps helped to make plausible the unlikely on-screen romance between the mismatched couple.

Summary

The world's richest woman falls for her Indian doctor, who proves surprisingly resistant to her charms. He finally agrees to pursue a romance - but only if she passes his family's traditional test of love. Comedy, starring Peter Sellers, Sophia Loren and Alastair Sim.

Cast & Crew

Epifania Parerga Sophia Loren
Dr Ahmed el Kabir Peter Sellers
Joe Vittorio De Sica
Sagamore Alastair Sim
Dr Adrian Bond Dennis Price
Alastair Gary Raymond
Fish Curer Alfie Bass
Mrs Joe Miriam Karlin
Professor Merton Noel Purcell
Director Anthony Asquith
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd Available on: Available on video and DVD

Comedy

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