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Champagne for Caesar (1950)

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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(as Richard B. Whorf)

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(story), (story) (as Fred Brady) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Happy Hogan
Gabriel Heatter ...
Announcer
George Fisher ...
Announcer
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Gerald
Ellye Marshall ...
Frosty (as Ellie Marshall)
Vici Raaf ...
Waters' Secretary (as Vicki Raaf)
John Eldredge ...
Executive No. 1
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Executive No. 2
George Leigh ...
Executive No. 3
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Executive No. 4
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Caesar (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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Release Date:

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

Second-billed Celeste Holm doesn't make her appearance until the 49 minute mark. See more »

Goofs

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

Gerald: Does Polly want a cracker?
Caesar (voice): Polly wants a drink, let's get loaded.*hiccup*
Gerald: He says the darnest things, doesn't he?
Caesar (voice): How about a short one, how about a short one?
Beauregard Bottomley: [to Caesar] You've had your quarter for the day. As I told you before, Gerald, neither I nor my sister taught him these expressions. His former master must have been the greatest reprobate since the emperor Nero.
Gwenn Bottomley: We found him one night leaning up against a lamppost. He couldn't remember where he lived.
Beauregard Bottomley: He still can't.
Gwenn Bottomley: Now we have him down...
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Connections

Featured in The Sopranos: The Knight in White Satin Armor (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock-a-bye Baby
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Traditional lullaby
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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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