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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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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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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 14, 1949 with Clifton Webb reprising his film role. See more »

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Lynn Belvedere: Mrs. King, I happen to dislike all children intensely. But I can assure you that I can readily attend to their necessary though unpleasant wants.
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Remade as Mr. Belvedere (1985) See more »

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Brazil (Aquarela do Brasil)
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Written by Ary Barroso
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CLIFTON WEBB/MR.BELVEDERE--one and the same???
28 April 1999 | by (NEW JERSEY, USA) – See all my reviews

Mr.Belvedere was the vehicle, by which, I "discovered" Clifton Webb. Played to perfection (Mr.Belvedere is the definition of perfection) by Webb, he has ruined the chance for anyone to improve, or even approach, his performance. (As, for example, the weak effort to duplicate Mr. Belvedere, on the TV sitcom of the same name. The TV show may even be reason someone might stay away from this movie. Don't make that mistake.) Clifton Webb IS the "show". I can't think of anyone who has the "confidence" to carry off being the know-it-all who can/did teach the experts. A great comedic performance, like this, is an extra special surprise when coming from such an unexpected source. The usually "starched", serious actor is hilarious. The 2 sequels, Mr.Belvedere Goes to College, and Mr.Belvedere Rings the Bell, are also very good. In fact, excellent as sequels go....

Suggested movies for Clifton Webb fans..."Laura"..."Stars and Stripes Forever..."Three Coins in the Fountain"...They span his long career, show you his range, and will most definitely entertain you..........


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