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Dreamboat (1952)

Approved | | Comedy | 26 July 1952 (USA)
Thornton Sayre, a respected college professor, is plagued when his old movies are shown on TV and sets out with his daughter to stop it. However, his former co-star is the hostess of the TV show playing his films and she has other plans.

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Thornton Sayre / Dreamboat / Bruce Blair
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Gloria Marlowe
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Carol Sayre
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Bill Ainslee
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Dr. Mathilda Coffey
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Sam Levitt
Paul Harvey ...
Lawyer D.W. Harrington
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Timothy Stone
Helene Stanley ...
Mimi
Richard Garrick ...
Judge Bowles
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Thornton Sayre, a respected college professor, is plagued when his old movies are shown on TV and sets out with his daughter to stop it. However, his former co-star is the hostess of the TV show playing his films and she has other plans.

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Trivia

The scenes at the end which are supposedly from Clifton Webb's "new" movie are actually scenes from "Sitting Pretty" (1948), the first of his Mr. Belvedere trilogy. See more »

Goofs

When Miss Marlow's cab arrives at her "real" hotel after she leaves the flop house the head lights are off; (probably to reduce glare) but when the angle changes the lights are back on. See more »

Quotes

[Reading aloud.]
Denham: Ham. To be or not to be.
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Features Sitting Pretty (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

La Paloma
(uncredited)
Music by Sebastián Yradier
Played on the television at the gathering
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Chuckles and Belly Laughs
25 February 2004 | by (Cleveland, Ohio) – See all my reviews

This delightful spoof is pure joy, elevated by a spanking story (by John D. Weaver) deft direction and scripting (by Claude Binon) and cracking cast (headed by Clifton Webb and Ginger Rogers).

What's great is that this comedy doesn't pretend to be anything more than what it is: an amusing trifle with nifty observations about the film, television and radio industries.

One of our favorites, it's also to date (2004) not available on vhs, dvd, or shown on tv. Production Studio Twentieth Century Fox must know something we don't.


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