Tony Curtis stars in this comedy about a fortune hunter who marries beautiful women and quickly disposes of them. His latest conquest is a young Italian beauty, played by Rosanna Schiaffino, who quickly figures out his plan and tries to turn the tables on him. Quite possibly Tony Curtis’s funniest role, which was adeptly written, directed, and produced by Ken Hughes.
After the Tony Curtis comedy Arrividerci, Baby! flopped in America, it was released in England – where it was filmed – under the less subtle title Drop Dead Darling. Alas, the name change did little to give the film a new lease on life in the UK.
UK – USA / Paramount / 100 minutes / 1966
Producer: Ken Hughes
Cinematography: Denys N. Coop
Editor: John Shirley
Music: Dennis Farnon
Script: Ronald Harwood, Ken Hughes
Rosanna Schiaffino as Francesca di Rienzi
Zsa Zsa Gábor as Gigi
Fenella Fielding as Fenella
Warren Mitchell as Romeo
Tony Curtis as Nick Johnson
Lionel Jeffries as Parker
Nancy Kwan as Baby
Anna Quayle as Aunt Miriam
Mischa Auer as Romeo
Noel Purcell as Capt. Daniel O’Flannery
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