Quel Bandito Sono Io (1949)

Genres - Comedy, Crime  |   Run Time - 79 min.  |   Countries - Italy, UK  |  
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Based on a play by Pepine de Felipe, Her Favorite Husband is a British comedy set in Italy. Housewife Jean Kent is bemused by her husband Robert Beatty, who is not quite himself these days. In truth, he is not himself at all: Jean's husband has been replaced by a lookalike gangster who is plotting a big bank robbery. Once she tumbles to the truth, Kent is alternately repulsed and fascinated by her "new" spouse. Not exactly Shakespeare, Her Favorite Husband is a genial romp distinguished by a sizeable supporting cast of familiar British players. The film was released in the U.S. as The Taming of Dorothy.

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bank, bank-personnel, impersonation, lookalike, mistaken-identity, role-switching, gangster