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Dinner at the Ritz Movie Review Summary

Actors: David Niven, Paul Lukas

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A financier is on the brink of ruin and has sent a letter naming the syndicate that is poised to close his bank. One of these men may be his daughter's (Annabella) fiancee, the debonaire Baron Philippe de Beaufort (Lukas). At a party, the body of the financier is found in his study. The verdict is suicide. This cannot be!

Devoted daughter Ranie Racine seeks to clear her father's name and find his killer. She knows it must be someone who crashed the party. Quite possibly the enigmatic playboy Paul de Brack (Niven). With the help of an opportunistic diamond merchant, she disguises herself as a Spanish marquesa and starts chasing clues to the casinos of Monte Carlo and on to England.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% How difficult to spot villain?    -   Somewhat obvious Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Murder Mystery?    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   50% Murders of set profession?    -   businessmen Misc. Plotlets    -   local police have IQ of houseplant Special suspect?    -   lover Kind of mystery?    -   amateur citizen investigator

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   not employed but independently wealthy Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   None

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