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The Millionairess
The Millionairess
Actors: Sophia Loren, Peter Sellers, Alastair Sim, Vittorio De Sica, Dennis Price
Director: Anthony Asquith
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
NR     1999     1hr 30min

A beautiful, spoiled heiress has everything money can buy - except a husband. After a disastrous first marriage, she sets her sights on a dedicated, but poor Indian doctor who saves her from suicide. Interactive Menus, Fi...  more »


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Actors: Sophia Loren, Peter Sellers, Alastair Sim, Vittorio De Sica, Dennis Price
Director: Anthony Asquith
Creators: Jack Hildyard, Anthony Harvey, Dimitri De Grunwald, Pierre Rouve, George Bernard Shaw, Riccardo Aragno, Wolf Mankowitz
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Romantic Comedies, Classic Comedies, Peter Sellers, Love & Romance
Studio: Fox Lorber
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 06/15/1999
Original Release Date: 01/01/1960
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1960
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 12
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Impossible to watch!
(1 out of 5 stars)

"FoxLorber should be adviced to immediately withdraw their DVD-version of "The Millionaires" from circulation! Softer than soft and paler than pale, but worst of all: a pan and scan copy of a CinemaScope film! Abominations like this should no longer be allowed on DVD! Either it's the correct aspect ratio, or nothing! For years, I've been waiting to see this flawed but entertaining film again, but after five minutes the disc was taken out and returned to the shop where I bought it. And they were fully understanding. FoxLorber have issued some great, eagerly awaited stuff on DVD, and I thank them for that, but please make sure that we soon can look forward to a version of this film mastered from a decent looking print - AND in CinemaScope!"
If you like Sophia Loren, you'll love this...
(4 out of 5 stars)

"When first reviewed, this movie didn't score particularly well. It's a bit of a star vehicle for the two main characters and is a bit light on plot. As a comedy it is amusing rather than side-splitting, but does manage to hold the attention. Where it scores is its attention to detail in the area of 1960's fashion. Sophia appears in any number of outfits, and looks gorgeous in all of them. Sellers works hard as an Indian doctor, but doesn't come over with his customary brilliance. De Sica is excellent in his role of a backstreet sweatshop owner, but it's the female lead that this film is all about. Sophia is simply stunning, which is enough reason to watch."
Better than three stars
blockhed | UK | 03/18/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Nobody seems to have reviewed this film for the last 5 years, so here goes. This play is a curious hybrid: a blunt political and satirical message promoted via haute couture, the uniquely gorgeous Loren, and the hyper-talented Peter Sellers. There are also a large number of very able English character actors, as well as the charismatic Vittorio de Sica. I thought the role of Corelli, played by someone called Charles Hill, was actually played by Alfred Marks --- perhaps he used an alias. Derek Nimmo popped up, uncredited. It IS slow-paced, as one reviewer has remarked, but it does hold the interest, as another also noted. Difficult to say why. It's very stagy. In fact, I'm virtually certain it's based on a play by George Bernard Shaw, hence the political paradoxes. Did Mankowitz supply the extra dollop of Marxism? I thought it was also well-known that Sellers and Loren ignited like glue on the set; and perhaps this gives it such a strong undercurrent of non-explicit sensuality, intensifying the voyeuristic sensation. Well, all that equipment really is a treat. The ending is flat and very weak: it just fizzles out into nothing much, as though the script-writer simply couldn't think of a neat way of wrapping up the loose threads. Not exactly four-star, but better than Saving Private Ryan."
Mildly entertaining, but there's always Sophia
djonn | 07/01/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)

"This is a very slow-paced comedy with very few smiles. But anytime you have Sophia, it's not a total loss. However, this DVD print looks like it was made from an old bad print. The color is very faded and the sound is of static quality. A very disapponting DVD."