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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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Cast

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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 ...
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George Leigh ...
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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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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

Acting debut of Art Linkletter. (He played himself in his first film, People Are Funny (1946).) See more »

Goofs

When Ronald Colman, Barbara Britton and others watch TV in the shop window they would not be able to hear any sound. See more »

Quotes

Frosty: Gee Mr Bottomley, you sure know a lot.
Beauregard Bottomley: I not only sure know a lot my dear Frosty, I know everything.
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Connections

Referenced in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) 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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