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An urbane, sharp-tongued expert on how to stay young interrupts a lecturing tour to prove his theory at a dilapidated old people's home. To the despair of his agent and the alarm of the ... See full summary »

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Miss Harriet Tripp
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Rev. Charles Watson
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Emmett
William H. Lynn ...
Mr. Beebe (as Billy Lynn)
Doro Merande ...
Mrs. Hammer
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Mrs. Sampler
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Mrs. Gross
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An urbane, sharp-tongued expert on how to stay young interrupts a lecturing tour to prove his theory at a dilapidated old people's home. To the despair of his agent and the alarm of the priest running it, he infiltrates the home by lying about his age and sets about lifting the occupants' spirits and making them feel young again. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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22 October 1951 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Mr. Belvedere Blows His Whistle  »

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The film is largely based on the 1948 Broadway play, "The Silver Whistle," rewritten as part of the Mr. Belvedere film series. The film retains the names of nearly all the characters in the play but the lead character is changed as Mr. Belvedere was not a character in the play. The lead in the play was Oliver Erwenter, a romantic hobo who wanders into the old folks' home. The characters of Erwenter and Belvedere are quite different although the plot is essentially the same. See more »

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Version of ITV Play of the Week: The Silver Whistle (1960) See more »

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The Fountain in the Park
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aka "While Strolling Through the Park One Day"
Music by Ed Haley
Played during the opening credits
Variations played occasionally in the score
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Not a bad film...but a very slight comedy.
4 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is indeed true, as has been posted here, that Clifton Webb's "Lynn Belvedere" character does not blend it in well in this, the 3rd & final film to feature the character. "Mr B Rings the Bell" is based on a play "The Silver Whistle" and the film does indeed suffer for it. The cast tries hard & it has its charming moments but it simply isn't as funny as the 1st two movies that featured the Belvedere character ("Sitting Pretty" & "Mr. Belvedere Goes to College"). This is OK time filler, but nothing more. I'm afraid that Mr. Webb & most of the cast are wasted. The actors who come across the best, I think, are the elderly people who inhabit the rest home that is the setting of the film. And as has been said here at this site, it truly is a shame that there were not more "Mr. Belvedere" movies. That dismal TV sitcom of the 80's with the late Christopher Hewitt had NOTHING whatever to do with the films, except for the main character having the same last name.


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