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      Ten Thousand Bedrooms

      1957 1h 54m Musical Romance List
      Reviews 14% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings In Rome, hotel magnate Ray Hunter (Dean Martin) meets associate Maria Martelli (Eva Bartok), who berates his business style, then apologizes and plays guide before taking him home to meet her family. There, Ray meets Maria's younger sister, Nina (Anna Maria Alberghetti), and after a quick romance, they decide to marry. When Ray learns the traditional Martellis insist that Maria must wed first, he arranges for her marriage to her boyfriend -- only to wonder if he is marrying the right sister. Read More Read Less

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      Clyde Gilmour Maclean's Magazine Although adhering closely to formula, the result is a good comedy-plus-music. Oct 29, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Dean Martin's first film without Jerry Lewis was this MGM musical, which has a contrived plot and a problem with overlength; Anna Maria Alberghetti co-stars in one of her infrequent bids for movie stardom. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Dean Martin's first outing without Jerry is an okay comedy about wealthy playboy (he owns lots of hotels, therefore the title) and his romantic musical comic adventure in Rome with the pretty Anna Maria Alberghetti. There's also Eva Bartok, Walter Slezak, Paul Henreid, and Dean Jones. It's not as terrible as I expected (at the time of the release, everyone thought Martin's career was doomed when he split from Jerry and this film bombed) but it's still pretty bland comedy. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Cute, old fashioned romantic comedy. Doesn't really fly, but the scenery is great and Dean does well as a past era playboy. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Dean Martin does OK in a role cut for Cary Grant. Dino plays a suave, swank and sober hotel magnate visiting his newest acquisition in Rome. After they have a quick drink and even quicker flight over the city in his private DC-9, Martin decides to acquire a very young Anna Maria Alberghetti as his bride. And she readily agrees. But Alberghetti's dad thinks it proper for her older sisters to be married off first. Which gives dapper Dino something to get done during the remaining 90 minutes of film. This non-comedic role looks like a mid-Century suit that would better fit Cary Grant or Rock Hudson, but Dino actually does well with it. Alberghetti's fairly luscious, but hardly star quality. The beauty of Rome appears throughout in a supporting role. Not a funny film in the least, but still a nice example of mid-Century film nostalgia, quite pleasant TCM viewing on a crisp October afternoon. RECOMMENDATION: Not so special as to require the viewer to go out of the way to see or acquire it. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis In Rome, hotel magnate Ray Hunter (Dean Martin) meets associate Maria Martelli (Eva Bartok), who berates his business style, then apologizes and plays guide before taking him home to meet her family. There, Ray meets Maria's younger sister, Nina (Anna Maria Alberghetti), and after a quick romance, they decide to marry. When Ray learns the traditional Martellis insist that Maria must wed first, he arranges for her marriage to her boyfriend -- only to wonder if he is marrying the right sister.
      Director
      Richard Thorpe
      Producer
      Joe Pasternak
      Production Co
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Genre
      Musical, Romance
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Oct 6, 2009
      Runtime
      1h 54m