Drop Dead Darling

Drop Dead Darling

Ken Hughes (1966)

100min
X Certificate
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Review

Our Score
British director Ken Hughes is one of the more unsung British talents, responsible for, among other films, The Trials of Oscar Wilde and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. This handsome Shepperton-shot farce, released in the USA as Arrivederci, Baby!, is an underrated trifle in his career, offering a bravura role to the terrific Tony Curtis, as a charming Bluebeard, and some plum lines and opportunities for grimacing to the irascible Lionel Jeffries. Tastelessness abounds, but for once it's deliberate, and the Panavision and Technicolor photography is extremely glossy, as befits this type of 1960s romp.

Cast & Crew

Nick Johnson Tony Curtis
Gigi Zsa Zsa Gabor
Francesca Rosanna Schiaffino
Parker Lionel Jeffries
Baby Nancy Kwan
Fenella Fenella Fielding
Aunt Miriam Anna Quayle
Count de Rienzi / Maximilian Warren Mitchell
Romeo Mischa Auer
Captain O'Flannery Noel Purcell
Director Ken Hughes
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Paramount Film Service Ltd