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Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Film-Noir  |  4 June 1948 (USA)
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A man and his wife decide they can afford to have a house in the country built to their specifications. It's a lot more trouble than they think.

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Harry Shannon ...
Tesander
Tito Vuolo ...
Mr. Zucca
Nestor Paiva ...
Joe Apollonio
Jason Robards Sr. ...
John Retch (as Jason Robards)
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Carpenter Foreman
Emory Parnell ...
Mr. PeDelford
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The Blandings live in New York in a tiny apartment. They decide to move to the country and find that buying and building and living in their own home is easier said than done. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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De villa onzer dromen  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on June 9, 1950 with Cary Grant again reprising his film role. See more »

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When Mr. Blandings is questioning Mr. Tesander about why he didn't find water, Mrs. Blandings (Myrna Loy) is holding back laughing. See more »

Quotes

Muriel Blandings: Look, here's how he sees our living room. Isn't it charming?
Jim Blandings: What's that? A shoe-shine stand?
Muriel Blandings: It's a cobbler's bench, dear. The room's Colonial. Breakfront. Hooked rug. Student's lamp. Pie Cooler. And over here is a Martha Washington desk.
Jim Blandings: And where do I keep my powdered wig?
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Home on the Range
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Written by Brewster M. Higley
Sung by Cary Grant and then Myrna Loy as they shower
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Some of the greatest comedic dialog and memorable quotes ever!
11 September 2004 | by (Utah) – See all my reviews

This film has some of the greatest comedic dialog and memorable quotes ever assembled in one film! The plot is somewhat lacking, but the delightful quips are enough to make up the difference. This is a timeless movie for all ages that is sure to please. As a cinematic art form it is highly entertaining; and with major stars like Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, and Melvyn Douglas... how could you go wrong?

Comedic dialog and timeing such as this has long been undervalued, and is very difficult to imitate. A good example of this is seen in the 1986 knockoff of this film: The Money Pit, with Tom Hanks and Shelley Long. Despite the talent and physical comedy of these stars, the film dragged and received poor reviews and viewer comments. Achieving true comedic dialog is an art.


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