The Taming Of Dorothy

  • 1950
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Crime

The Brits do such a silly job of playing American gangsters that this almost becomes a laughable satire. It is filled with gangster cliches, spoken with British accents. The plot revolves around a mild-mannered Italian, Beatty, who is often mistaken for an American bad guy. It's bad enough he is always being taken for a gangster, but his wife is so domineering,...read more

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The Brits do such a silly job of playing American gangsters that this almost becomes a laughable satire. It is filled with gangster cliches, spoken with British accents. The plot revolves around a mild-mannered Italian, Beatty, who is often mistaken for an American bad guy. It's bad

enough he is always being taken for a gangster, but his wife is so domineering, she should be shot. Leo the gangster decides to use his double to advantage, kidnaping him and taking his place in the family and robbing a bank so the blame falls on Antonio. Leo is caught and Antonio returns to his

wife, but now with the mannerisms of the gangster so that he can keep control over his bossy wife. Corny dialog bogs this film down much of the time.

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