The Millionairess is a 1960 British romantic comedy film directed by Anthony Asquith, and starring Sophia Loren and Peter Sellers. Set in London, it is a loose adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s 1936 play of the same name.
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The film was one of the most popular movies at the British box office in 1960. In the United States and Canada, the film grossed $2.9 million, equivalent to $37.7 million adjusted for inflation.
George Martin, who was the producer at that time of Peter Sellers’ comedy recordings, conceived and instigated the writing and recording of a comedy duet “Goodness Gracious Me”, sung by Sellers and Loren in their film characters. The song became a UK chart hit in 1960 and succeeded in publicizing the film.