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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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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 ...
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George Leigh ...
Executive #3
John Hart ...
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Caesar the Parrot (voice)
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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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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: How DARE you fall in love on my time. This is dishonest, treacherous and UN-american.
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References Gunga Din (1939) See more »

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Who knew that Vincent Price could do comedy?
25 December 1999 | by (Parkersburg, West Virginia) – See all my reviews

Who knew that Vincent Price could do comedy? To me, he is just hilarious in this movie. I especially love the scene where he is in the isolation booth watching to see how far Ronald Colman can get in his quest of winning the contest. Too bad this movie, and especially Mr. Price wasn't nominated for an Academy Award because it is a really funny film. I suppose to some people Vincent Price's performance in this film is a bit on the "hammy" side, it is exactly that way of overacting which makes it fun to watch him. Thank goodness I found this on DVD and can watch it anytime I want. Ronald Colman is also very good in one of his last films. Good performances by Celeste Holm and surprisingly by Art Linkletter!!


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