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Sitting Pretty (1948)

 -  Comedy  -  April 1948 (USA)
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Tacey and Harry King are a suburban couple with three sons and a serious need of a babysitter. Tacey puts an ad in the paper for a live-in babysitter, and the ad is answered by Lynn ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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Harry King
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Tacey King
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Mr. Clarence Appleton
Louise Allbritton ...
Edna Philby
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Peggy
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Horatio J. Hammond
Larry Olsen ...
Larry King
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Bill Philby
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Ginger (as Betty Ann Lynn)
Willard Robertson ...
Mr. Ashcroft
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Tacey and Harry King are a suburban couple with three sons and a serious need of a babysitter. Tacey puts an ad in the paper for a live-in babysitter, and the ad is answered by Lynn Belvedere. But when she arrives, she turns out to be a man. And not just any man, but a most eccentric, outrageously forthright genius with seemingly a million careers and experiences behind him. Mr. Belvedere works miracles with the children and the house but the Kings have no idea just what he's doing with his evenings off. And when Harry has to go out of town on a business trip, a nosy parker starts a few ugly rumors. But everything comes out all right in the end thanks to Mr. Belvedere. Written by Kathy Li

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NEVER WAS A BABY-SITTER LIKE THIS! (original print media ad - all caps)

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April 1948 (USA)  »

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This is one of the few (if any) films which shows what an accomplished Dancer Clifton Webb was. During his Broadway career, he was known for his dancing and his singing, as well as his comedy. See more »

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Harry King: You know, Mrs. King, it's really all your fault.
Tacey King: Hnh?
Harry King: If you weren't so darned pretty, we wouldn't have so many kids for people to sit with.
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Version of The 20th Century-Fox Hour: Mr. Belvedere (1956) See more »

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Brazil (Aquarela do Brasil)
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Written by Ary Barroso
Played at the restaurant
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This is when movies were at their best!
31 August 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favourite comedies. I have seen this movie countless times and always manage to laugh myself to tears. Can you imagine meeting someone like Belvedere who seems to have done every job imaginable? I think all the cast did a wonderful job in this movie and I only wish that the movies of today were like this one. No swearing, car chases just plain old fashioned fun. I am sure that there are towns in the world that have neighbourhoods like Hummingbird Hill with nosy neighbours who watch your every move. My husband and I are also wondering when are they going to put this movie out on DVD? They seem to pass over these Classics for some reason which is such a shame.


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