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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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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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Mrs. Goul (scenes deleted)
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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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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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Lynn Belvedere: Intoxication is a form of escape often sought by the mentally immature.
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Pretty Baby
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Music by Egbert Van Alstyne and Tony Jackson
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Sung by a chorus during the opening credits and at the end
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Absolutely delightful; Entertaining.
8 February 1999 | by (Fort Worth / Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

Absolutely delightful and entertaining film about family life, character and values. The effects are somewhere along the lines of the Andy Hardy films, but with a different plot and characters. Clifton Webb was made for his part. A great actor. One of those types of people that you would want to have dinner with and talk about intellectual things over a good bottle of wine.


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