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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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Caesar the Parrot (voice)


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 <>

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...the bubbliest, frothiest, tickliest comedy!


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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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"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 »


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 »


Beauregard Bottomley: If it is noteworthy and rewarding to know that 2 and 2 make 4 to the accompaniment of deafening applause and prizes, then 2 and 2 making 4 will become the top level of learning.
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Just hysterical
27 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen this for years so my mind is a little sketchy on the exact plot but it goes something like this: Beauregard Bottomley (Ronald Colman) a VERY intelligent man goes on a radio quiz show. He keeps answering all the questions correctly and gets more and more money. The show's creator (Vincent Price) wants to stop him. Celeste Holm plays the obligatory love interest.

Just great. Who thought Price could do comedy? He's absolutely hilarious on screen. He's clearly having the time of his life and it rubs off on the audience. It basically reaches the point when he appears on screen you start grinning. His reaction when Albert Einstein calls the show to correct an answer to a question is uproarious.

Also it has a great, intelligent script with one-liners flying fast and furious. Colman and Holm are good also but it's Prices movie all the way through.

Unfortunately this remains virtually unknown. It is on DVD but it's in terrible shape with bad sound and a very worn print. Hopefully it will get a proper restoration someday.

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