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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, 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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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...
Thornton Sayre: Denham, the word "Ham" is not to be read; neither as part of the soliloquy nor as a self-condemnation of your own performance. It is an abbreviation of "Hamlet," the character who is speaking.
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Features Sitting Pretty (1948) See more »

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Light Cavalry Overture
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Music by Franz von Suppé
Played during the courtroom screening
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Funny Back Then... Still Funny
12 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

When it first appeared, Dreamboat hit the mark with Sid Caesar-like precision. The old old movies were still floating around the smaller channels, and it was not unusual to find the TV screen filled with the histrionics of Valentino, Pola Negri, among others. Today, their existing work can be found, occasionally on TCM. Dreamboat was an absolute 'hoot' in its initial release, and Webb and Rogers were every bit as wacked-out funny as Caesar and Coca in a TV sketch about silent movies. Today, Deamboat may seem a little obscure, perhaps, but its broad and zany humor will still be there. One hopes that someone somewhere decides it is time to produce that elusive DVD release of this film (which includes an adorable Anne Francis, one of those underrated stars who deserves special attention).


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