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Champagne for Caesar (1950)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 11 May 1950 (USA)
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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Flame O'Neil
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Gabriel Heatter ...
George Fisher ...
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Ellye Marshall ...
Frosty (as Ellie Marshall)
Vici Raaf ...
Waters' Secretary (as Vicki Raaf)
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George Leigh ...
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Caesar (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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1.37 : 1
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Acting debut of Art Linkletter. (He played himself in his first film, People Are Funny (1946).) 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

Beauregard Bottomley: [to waters] Shall I genuflect when leaving or just face Mecca?
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References Gunga Din (1939) See more »

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Rock-a-bye Baby
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Traditional lullaby
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Wit and erudition defeat insipidity and treachery.
12 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

I honestly don't know who could have played these parts better. This film is a masterpiece of casting. Colman manages to make a character who would be despised by most everyone in real life warm and sympathetic. Even his most cutting put-downs are delivered affably and without malice. He wishes to educate, not destroy, and Colman plays it dead-on.

Dated and yet timeless. Fluff with depth. A delightful paradox, well worth the price I paid for the DVD.

P.S: I bought the DVD based on the strength of the Quotes section of this IMDb listing!


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