The Love Lottery (1954)

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Jaded Hollywood film star Rex Allerton buys his way out of his contract and returns home to London, but finds little work offered in new kinds of roles. Plagued by dreams of being chased and mauled by fans, he travels for a rest to beautiful Tremaggio, where he hopes to find anonymity. There he falls foul of a secretive international gambling syndicate whose chief, Amico, corners Rex into offering himself as first prize in lottery; the winner will be able to marry him. As lottery fever sweeps the world, Rex realises that he loves the maths genius who works for the syndicate. It is too late; the lottery must take place and nobody wants to win it more than Sally, a girl in England who longs to travel and experience a glamorous lifestyle.

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