Her Favourite Husband

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Her Favourite Husband
"Her Favourite Husband" (1950).jpg
Directed by Mario Soldati
Produced by Colin Lesslie
Carlo Ponti
John Sutro
Written by Peppino De Filippo
W.F. Templeton
Noel Langley
Mario Monicelli
Mario Soldati
Starring Jean Kent
Robert Beatty
Gordon Harker
Margaret Rutherford
Rona Anderson
Music by Nino Rota
Cinematography Mario Bava
Edited by Douglas Robertson
Distributed by Renown Pictures
Lux Film
Release date
September 1950
Running time
79 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Her Favourite Husband (also known by the alternative titles The Taming of Dorothy and Quel bandito sono io) is a 1950 British-Italian comedy film directed by Mario Soldati and starring Jean Kent, Robert Beatty and Margaret Rutherford.[1] It was based on a play by Peppino De Filippo.[2] The film's art direction was by Piero Gherardi.[1]


Mild mannered Italian bank clerk Antonio, much dominated by his English wife Dorothy, is the double of Leo L'Americano, a local gangster. The gangster kidnaps Antonio and takes his place as husband in the family, to give him cover for a big bank robbery, which he plans to pin on Antonio. Farcical confusions ensue.


Critical reception[edit]

TV Guide wrote, "corny dialog bogs this film down much of the time" ;[3] while Allmovie described it as "a genial romp distinguished by a sizeable supporting cast of familiar British players." [2]


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