Her Favourite Husband

Date: 1950
Director: Mario Soldati
Production Company: Lux Film

Stars: Jean Kent, Robert Beatty, Gordon Harker, Margaret Rutherford, Rona Anderson
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Storyline:

A gangster who is a double of a mild mannered bank clerk takes advantage of their similar looks to commit a robbery.

Additional Information:

Screen captures by Phil Wilkinson

Also known as ‘The Taming of Dorothy’ (US Title) and ‘Quel bandito sono io’ (Italian Title)

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Starting up a new racket, a crook arrives at a Naples prison to visit a former colleague.

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A Guard leads Caradiotto (Walter Crisham) to the cell where Gustavo "Angelface" Beretta is coming to the end of his sentence.

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Angelface (Danny Green) is enraged when he learns that his girlfriend Rosana has become involved with gangster Leo L'Americano.

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Caradiotto arrives outside the hotel where Leo L'Americano is staying to offer him his criminal activities in Genoa.

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Timid Antonio Pellegrini (Robert Beatty) leaves the Anglo-Italian bank where he works as a clerk.

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At Naples Central station, a train bringing Pellegrini's in-laws from England is due to arrive.

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Waiting for the train, and for her husband to appear, Dorothy Pellegrini (Jean Kent) stands on the platform with her son Ciocio (Jimmy Ventola).

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Antonio arrives as the train pulls into the station.

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Godfrey (Gordon Harker) and Mrs. Dotherington (Margaret Rutherford) alight from the train.

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At home, Dorothy goes inside with Ciocio followed by her parents leaving Antonio to pay for the cab and carry the luggage.

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When it's discovered that Antonio looks like Leo L'Americano, the gangster's henchmen Pete (Michael Balfour) and El Greco (Jack McNaughton) put their own plan into operation and keep watch outside the Pellegrini's apartment.

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Leo L'Americano (Robert Beatty) shouts at the school bus Driver who runs into the back of his car when it comes to a stand.

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From the school bus Ciocio calls at the man he recognises as his father as he walks past with Rosana (Tamara Lees).

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Having kidnapped Antonio, Leo is dragged to a waiting cab by Dorothy after she finds him in a bar with Rosana.

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Outside the bank, El Greco and Pete watch as Leo makes his way towards the entrance.

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Having been let inside by Pasquale the Guard, Leo leaves the bank with his bag full of lire.

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Leo is dropped at the Pellegrini's apartment to establish that the bank clerk came home after committing the robbery.

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Captured by Commissario Scaletti's men, Leo escapes when slipping from his handcuffs.

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Being brought back to after breaking out of jail to pursue Leo, Angelface frees himself when shots are heard outside the prison.

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Leo fires shots at the Police before being attacked by Angelface.

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