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A Millionaire for Christy (1951)

This hilarious comedy gave MacMurray a chance to show his comedic chops as Peter, a radio personality who is told he's just inherited two million dollars by a gold-digging secretary.

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Cast

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Peter Ulysses Lockwood
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Christabel 'Christy' Sloane
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Dr. Roland Cook
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Patsy Clifford
Chris-Pin Martin ...
Manolo, Fat Mexican
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J.C. Thompson
Kay Buckley ...
June Chandler
Raymond Greenleaf ...
Benjamin Chandler
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Mr. Sloane (scenes deleted)
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Mrs. Rapello (scenes deleted)
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This hilarious comedy gave MacMurray a chance to show his comedic chops as Peter, a radio personality who is told he's just inherited two million dollars by a gold-digging secretary.

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Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

Scenes for this film were shot at the lavish Marion Davies Beach House in Santa Monica built for $7 million in 1927. It had been converted to a hotel by the time this film was shot. See more »

Goofs

After Christie says "Follow that car" to the cab driver, his jaw moves, seemingly in response...but there's no line audible. See more »

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Cielito lindo
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Written by Quirino Mendoza
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1930's style screwball comedy
27 June 2001 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

George Marshall's 1951 'A Millionaire For Christy' is an enjoyable, fast-paced 1930's style screwball comedy starring Fred MacMurray and Eleanor Parker.

Eleanor Parker is marvelous as a gold-digging secretary out to snag a rich husband. I'm so used to seeing her in demanding, heavy dramatic roles, so it's was a pleasure seeing her be light and funny and very appealing as the screwball heroine. And Fred MacMurray, always so underrated, is an old pro at comedy performances, having played this kind of role many times before opposite Carole Lombard, Claudette Colbert and others. His likeable masculinity is a perfect match for the beautiful and feminine Parker, and when the comedy slows down for their love scenes, they're very sexy and romantic together.

No classic, but an enjoyable comedy, especially for fans of the two underrated stars.


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