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Champagne for Caesar (1950)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  11 May 1950 (USA)
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In order to get even with the pompous president of a soap company, an eccentric genius goes on his quiz show in order to bankrupt his company.

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Cast

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Barbara Britton ...
Gwenn Bottomley
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Happy Hogan
Gabriel Heatter ...
Announcer
George Fisher ...
Announcer
Byron Foulger ...
Gerald
Ellye Marshall ...
Frosty
Vici Raaf ...
Waters' Secretary (as Vicki Raaf)
John Eldredge ...
Executive #1
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Executive #2
George Leigh ...
Executive #3
John Hart ...
Executive #4
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Caesar the Parrot (voice)
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Storyline

What happens when the man who knows everything goes on a quiz show that doubles your cash prize every time a you answer a question correctly? Beauregard Bottomly is that man & what happens is you end up with 40 million dollars at stake. Written by April M. Cheek <Aravis2713@aol.com>

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...the bubbliest, frothiest, tickliest comedy!

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Comedy | Romance

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11 May 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Botta senza risposta  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 5, 1950 with Ronald Colman, Vincent Price, Barbara Britton and Art Linkletter reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

The quiz show is shown as a TV show in a store window but sometimes referred to as a radio show. See more »

Quotes

Beauregard Bottomley: [on phone in Flame O'Neal's apartment] Miss O'Neal is having Bottomley trouble!
[Slams down phone]
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Connections

References Gunga Din (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock-a-bye Baby
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Traditional lullaby
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User Reviews

 
Wit and erudition defeat insipidity and treachery.
12 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I honestly don't know who could have played these parts better. This film is a masterpiece of casting. Colman manages to make a character who would be despised by most everyone in real life warm and sympathetic. Even his most cutting put-downs are delivered affably and without malice. He wishes to educate, not destroy, and Colman plays it dead-on.

Dated and yet timeless. Fluff with depth. A delightful paradox, well worth the price I paid for the DVD.

P.S: I bought the DVD based on the strength of the Quotes section of this IMDb listing!


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