Arrivederci, Baby!


1h 40m 1966

Brief Synopsis

Nick has married several times, but all his rich wives were "accidently" killed after some time. Now he's married a young Italian widow, but it is not so easy to get rid of her, especially when she learns of his plans and tries to turn the tables.

Film Details

Also Known As
Drop Dead, Darling, My Last Duchess, You're Dead Right
Release Date
Jan 1966
Premiere Information
New York opening: 28 Dec 1966
Production Company
Seven Arts Productions
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United Kingdom
Location
Cote d'Azur, France; Monte Carlo, France
Screenplay Information
Suggested by the novel The Careful Man by Richard Deming (London, 1962).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

Nick Johnson's dream of becoming wealthy was realized at the age of 12 when he was adopted by a kindly widow who liked him to call her Aunt Miriam. She jeopardizes Nick's inheritance by becoming romantically involved with a barge captain, and Nick kills her by connecting the strings of her harp to an electric transformer. Continuing his quest for wealth, Nick marries Gigi, a wealthy divorcée, and disposes of her by sending her to outer space in a NATO rocket she is scheduled to launch. His second wife, Lady Fenella Fawcett, a horsewoman, dies in a fall when Nick places a steeplechase hedge in front of a 50-foot deep gravel pit. His third wife, the beautiful Francesca, became a widow when her husband, a 75-year-old count, dropped dead from anticipation en route to his honeymoon villa. As Nick works on his plans for eliminating Francesca, he is unaware that because her marriage to the count was never consummated, it is void in the eyes of the Church and the $5 million inheritance has passed into the hands of the count's brother, Max. Francesca learns of Nick's scheme and decides to kill him for his money. Both hit upon the idea of booby-trapping the other's car. Once the traps have been set they drive off in opposite directions, but neither can go through with the plan, and they race back to warn each other. Deciding that love is more important than money, they settle down for a life of marital bliss. A few years later, Francesca takes in laundry and cooks nightly spaghetti dinners while Nick sits around drinking beer and protecting himself from their two children.

Film Details

Also Known As
Drop Dead, Darling, My Last Duchess, You're Dead Right
Release Date
Jan 1966
Premiere Information
New York opening: 28 Dec 1966
Production Company
Seven Arts Productions
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United Kingdom
Location
Cote d'Azur, France; Monte Carlo, France
Screenplay Information
Suggested by the novel The Careful Man by Richard Deming (London, 1962).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

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Trivia

Notes

Released in Great Britain in 1967 as Drop Dead, Darling. Locations filmed at Monte Carlo and the Côte d'Azur. Working titles: My Last Duchess, You Just Kill Me, and You're Dead Right.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States December 28, 1966

Released in United States on Video February 24, 1993

Released in United States Winter December 16, 1966

Released in United States Winter December 16, 1966

Released in United States December 28, 1966

Released in United States on Video February 24, 1993