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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 ...
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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)  »

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Botta senza risposta  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Trivia

In 1950 it was common to have the TV in the windows of shop, turned on and it's sound transmitted outside the shop via speakers. Not a lot of TV's were in homes and it was not uncommon to see crowds packed I front of TV STores watching Uncle Miltie and other popular shows at the time. See more »

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The quiz program is shown as a TV show complete with cameras on set but is sometimes referred to as a radio show, so it must be broadcast simultaneously on both media. See more »

Quotes

[Burnbridge Waters is attempting to dissuade Beauregard Bottomley from taking his winnings]
Burnbridge Waters: Oh, don't thank me, Beauregard. Just stay as you are. Walk out of here into the sunshine of a carefree world, wise in the knowledge that I have bestowed on you. For it is my sincere conviction that the only way to be happy is to be poor.
Beauregard Bottomley: My dear Burnbridge, I see your point. I am about to make you the happiest man in the world.
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Referenced in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) See more »

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Classic 4 STAR Comedy Gem- A must see!
29 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

This classic B&W comedy is a 4 STAR gem that overlooked Vincent Price's comedic strength, and could have led to a far greater career had he done more comedy instead of horror flicks. The story is also prescient regarding the soap sponsored game shows that became so pervasive during early television. Colman, to this day, had the most beautiful speaking voice in film history. The movie is clever and quite funny, but the biggest surprise is how good Vincent Price is in it. 4 EASY STARS- A MUST SEE- Equal to such classics as: Arsenic and Old Lace Bringing Up Baby Midnight


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