Five Golden Hours (1961)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - Italy, UK  |  
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This Ernie Kovacs cult comedy was the last film directed by Mario Zampi and follows the exploits of Aldo Bondi (Kovacs) who earns his living off wealthy widows. When he consoles the beautiful and impoverished Baroness Sandra (Cyd Charisse), he makes the mistake of falling in love with her. That gets him into a complex con game with three other widows and a huge sum of money, meant to be invested to earn a bundle based on the five-hour time difference between the East coast of the U.S. and Europe. Bondi gets into one tight situation after the next, as his loot is stolen by the Baroness and he needs a way to save his skin.

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aristocracy, asylum [mental hospital], con/scam, craziness, forbidden-love, fortune [wealth], grief, Italy, love, marriage, pallbearer, poverty, scheme, wealth, loot, profession, widow/widower