Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957) starring Dean Martin, Eva Bartok, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Walter Slezak
Synopsis of Ten Thousand Bedrooms
In Ten Thousand Bedrooms a wealthy hotel man acquires a world-class Italian property with ten thousand bedrooms. Soon, he falls in love with a young Italian woman. But to marry the lady, he has to get her three older sisters married off. But which sister is he truly in love with?
The Million Dollar Duck (1971) starring Dean Jones, Sandy Duncan, Joe Flynn
In The Million Dollar Duck, a lab worker (Dean Jones) takes home a laboratory animal (Charlie the duck) to prevent it from being destroyed, as a pet for his son. However, the duck’s exposure to radiation has mutated it. And it now literally lays golden eggs when the family dog barks. At first, the scientist, this ditzy wife (Sandy Duncan) think this is a Godsend. Until they begin to get greedy, and their neighbor (Joe Flynn) begins to get suspicious.
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo has three major plots running through it. First is Jim Douglas (Dean Jones) attempting to resuscitate his racing career. With the help of his mechanic Wheely Applegate (Don Knotts) at a race in Europe. Hence the ‘Monte Carlo’ of the title. In addition, a pair of thieves (played by Bernard Fox and Roy Kinnear) have stolen a large diamond from a museum, and hide the stolen jewel in Herbie’s gas tank to escape detection …
And providing motivation for them and police inspectors to chase Herbie on the prolonged race route. Complicating these two is Herbie himself falling in love with another car, a Lancia. It (she?) is owned by a beautiful female race driver (Julie Sommars), whom Jim Douglas begins falling in love with. Is it the highlight of 20th-century cinema? No. Is it an enjoyable family film? Absolutely! The race scenes are fun, as are the interactions between the cast members, with Don Knotts playing his nervous everyman character to the hilt, Dean Jones is as enjoyable as ever, and Herbie actually shows off his personality. It’s an enjoyable movie, and I hope that you and your family enjoy it. I rate it 3 clowns out of 5.