Loser Takes All

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"The Warmest, Wonderful-est, WINNING-est romance-of-the-year!"
  • NR
  • 2013
  • 1 hr 25 min
  • 5.0  (197)

Loser Takes All is a British romantic comedy film released in 1956. The movie is directed by Ken Annakin and stars Glynis Johns, Rossano Brazzi, and Robert Morley. It is based on the novel of the same name by Graham Greene. The story follows much-loved couple Bertrand and Cary, played by Rossano Brazzi and Glynis Johns, as they embark on a journey to southern Italy for an all-expense-paid trip. The couple, both working for the same multinational company, had a disastrous start to their romance, but eventually found each other. Once in Italy, the couple's tranquility is threatened when Bertrand is mistakenly identified as a company executive and is exposed to a lavish and luxurious lifestyle.

Despite not being an executive, Bertrand is taken on a whirlwind of elegance and privilege. Bertrand finds himself enjoying his new-found wealth and even begins to assume the identity of the real executive. Despite being swept up in the wonders of the Italian lifestyle, Bertrand's actions and lies shake the foundation of his relationship with Cary. It is unclear if Bertrand will keep up his charade and lose Cary forever, or if he will come clean before it's too late.

In addition to the leads, the film features a talented supporting cast, including Robert Morley and Maurice Denham. Morley plays the real executive who Bertrand is impersonating while Denham plays his quirky assistant. The film takes full advantage of the beautiful Italian scenery and features exquisite sets and costumes that capture the essence of the Italian lifestyle.

Loser Takes All is a delightful romantic comedy that oozes charm and wit. The chemistry between the lead couple is electric and comedic beats are expertly weaved into the film's narrative. The characters are well-rounded and fleshed-out, making the audience care about their fates.

The film's director, Ken Annakin, is a master of his craft, having directed some of the most iconic and beloved movies of all time, such as Disney's Swiss Family Robinson and The Longest Day. Annakin's directorial touch is evident throughout the film, with his ability to create visually stunning scenes combined with a comedic sensibility that keeps the audience entertained from beginning to end.

The adaptation of Graham Greene's novel is flawlessly executed, staying true to the source material while breathing new life into it. The close collaboration between the writer, director, and actors is evident in every scene, with each element combining harmoniously to create a polished and enjoyable film.

Overall, Loser Takes All is a must-watch for fans of classic romantic comedies. The film is a feel-good ride that explores themes of honesty, loyalty, and love. The actors are perfectly cast, the direction is masterful, and the scenery is breathtaking. Despite being released in 1956, the film has aged gracefully and is still as enjoyable today as it was when it was first released.

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    5.0  (197)