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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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Peter Ulysses Lockwood
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Christabel 'Christy' Sloane
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Dr. Roland Cook
Una Merkel ...
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. Rapello
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Walter Baldwin ...
Mr. Sloane (scenes deleted)
Madge Blake ...
Mrs. Rapello (scenes deleted)
Byron Foulger ...
Sam (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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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 »

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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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La Cucaracha
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Even in 2001 a 1951 movie works just fine
1 September 2001 | by (Grants Pass, OR) – See all my reviews

Sometimes going back for a fun-filled romp in one of those old situation-comedies, is just the tonic for an otherwise uneventful day. This film is one of those "feel-good" movies that used to abound back in the early Fifties. Fred MacMurray has always been adept at handling light comedy, and Eleanor Parker shows a humorous side that a lot of you will be impressed by. The plot is zany, but it's a "good" craziness that permeates this film. I found myself giggling aloud at some of the passages, and even tried to teach the couple how to speak Spanish. (You'll see what I mean when you watch the movie).

It's in black and white, but it's so entertaining, you won't miss the splash of color. It also introduces and old love standard, which is not featured, but playing in the background in a lot of the scenes. The song is, "I don't stand a ghost of a chance with you".

Get comfortable...click the remote, and travel back to when "real" people had "real" fun.....oh yes, there IS a love story here as well.


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