Release date23 July 1957
9 October 1957 WriterSamuel A. Taylor (screenplay), Samuel A. Taylor (original story), Marcello Girosi (original story), Dino Risi (original story) Music directorRenato Rascel, Michel Emer, James F. Hanley, Renzo Rossellini CastMarlene Dietrich (Maria de Crevecoeur), Vittorio De Sica (Count Dino della Fiaba), Arthur O'Connell (Mr. Homer Hinkley), Jane Rose (Mrs. Edith Freeman), Mischa Auer (Hector, the Maitre D'), Clelia Matania (Sophia) Similar moviesMississippi Grind, California Split, Casino Royale, The Gamblers, Runner Runner, Wild Card
The Monte Carlo Story is a 1956 Italian comedy-drama film production made by Titanus and distributed by United Artists. Samuel A. Taylor directed, and also wrote the screenplay based on a story by Marcello Girosi and Dino Risi. Marcello Girosi produced the film, which was the first shot in the Technirama process. Jean Louis designed the costumes.
The film stars Marlene Dietrich and Vittorio De Sica with Arthur O'Connell, Natalie Trundy, Mischa Auer and Renato Rascel.
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The story takes place against the backdrop of the glorious French Riviera. Marlene Dietrich plays a woman with a lot of class, but no money to satisfy her taste for the best things in life. She is dazzled by Count Della Fiabe, who is also trying to recuperate his debts at the gambling tables of the famous casino. To attract the woman, who he thinks is his meal ticket, the poor Italian noble man enlists the help of the same people to whom he owes money.
The film's most famous scene comes toward the end when Marlene Dietrich sings "Back Home in Indiana" in a seedy bistro for the enjoyment of Homer Hinckley, who she feels will be the man to make her rich.