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Dean Martin's first solo film after his split with Jerry Lewis was very nearly his last. Dino plays Ray Hunter, a Conrad Hiltonesque playboy hotelier at large in Rome. Taking charge of his latest acquisition -- a huge hotel with the titular 10,000 bedrooms -- Hunter finds himself being pursued by the daughters of wealthy Vittori Martelli (Walter Slezak). For a while, it looks as though the youngest daughter Nina (Anna Maria Alberghetti) has the inside track, but big-hearted Ray, realizing that Nina would be happier with a boy her own age, settles for older sister Maria (Eva Bartok). The poor box-office take for this old-fashioned musical comedy seemed at the time to foretell the end of Dean Martin's film career, but he was rescued by his well-received appearance in Eva Bartok. The funniest aspect of Ten Thousand Bedrooms was its promotional trailer, narrated by Teddi Thurman, then famous as the sultry weather girl on the weekend radio series Eva Bartok. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Dean Martin
as Ray Hunter
Anna Maria Alberghetti
as Nina Martelli
Eva Bartok
as Maria Martelli
Dewey Martin
as Mike Clark
Walter Slezak
as Papa Vittorio Martelli
Paul Henreid
as Anton
Jules Munshin
as Arthur
Marcel Dalio
as Vittorio Cisini
Evelyn Varden
as Countess Alzani
Lisa Montell
as Diana Martelli
John Archer
as Bob Dudley
Steve Dunne
as Tom Crandall
Dean Jones
as Dan
Monique Van Vooren
as Girl on Main Title

Crew

Richard Thorpe
Director
Joe Pasternak
Producer
Leonard Spigelgass
Screenwriter
Art Cohn
Screenwriter
William Ludwig
Screenwriter
George Stoll
Musical Direction/Supervision
Nicholas Brodszky
Composer (Music Score)
Randall Duell
Art Director
Helen Rose
Costume Designer
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