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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
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Patsy Clifford
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Manolo, Fat Mexican
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Kay Buckley ...
June Chandler
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Benjamin Chandler
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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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2 September 1951 (USA)  »

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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 »

Soundtracks

I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You
Lyrics by Bing Crosby, Ned Washington
Music by Victor Young
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A Comedy for Eleanor
17 July 2012 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

On her way to work, San Francisco secretary Eleanor Parker (as Christabel "Christy" Sloane) attracts stares and whistles from everyone, due to her blonde beauty. She is sent to tell Los Angeles radio talk show host Fred MacMurray (as Peter Ulysses Lockwood) he has inherited two million dollars. Financially strapped, Ms. Parker's decides to follow advice from co-worker Una Merkel (as Patsy Clifford) and get MacMurray's marriage proposal before revealing his wealth...

Unfortunately, Parker arrives as MacMurray is about to marry another woman. Fortunately, his psychiatrist pal Richard Carlson (as Roland Cook) wants to stop the wedding and marry heiress Kay Buckley (as June Chandler) himself. This is a partially successful attempt to put Parker in a 1930s style comedy. Producer husband Bert Friedlob includes a fine team, especially MacMurray and photographer Harry Stradling. Alas, Parker and the co-stars' scripted love never seems believable.

***** A Millionaire for Christy (9/2/51) George Marshall ~ Eleanor Parker, Fred MacMurray, Richard Carlson, Kay Buckley


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