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Ten Thousand Bedrooms(1957)

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As the film opens, actress Monique Van Vooren lounges on an elaborately decorated bed and addresses the audience with the words, "Hello, you are about to see," while actor Dean Martin's voice can be heard singing "Ten Thousand Bedrooms." As noted in reviews, Ten Thousand Bedrooms was Dean Martin's first film after the dissolution of his partnership with comedian Jerry Lewis. From more information on the popular team, consult the above entry for the 1956 film Hollywood or Bust.
       A July 28, 1955 Hollywood Reporter news item notes that Laslo Vadnay wrote the original story "10,000 Bedrooms," which M-G-M bought that year and subsequently assigned to Vadnay and Dwight Taylor to develop as a screenplay. Taylor's final contribution to the film is unknown. As noted in reviews, portions of the film were shot on location in Rome, Italy, including footage of the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. A July 2, 1956 Los Angeles Times article states that Indian actress Anna Kashfi was to star in the film, but she was later replaced. According to a August 15, 1956 Hollywood Reporter news item, Joyce Taylor was cast in film; however, her appearance in the final film has not been confirmed.