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Houseboat (1958)

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Tom Winston, a widower, is trying to understand and raise three precocious children alone. He gets a little unexpected help from Cinzia, when the children decide she is be the new maid. She... See full summary »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Tom Winston, a widower, is trying to understand and raise three precocious children alone. He gets a little unexpected help from Cinzia, when the children decide she is be the new maid. She is actually an Italian socialite who is trying to get away from her overprotective father. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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19 November 1958 (USA)  »

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Hausboot  »

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Original screenplay was written by Betsy Drake, Cary Grant's wife. Grant originally wanted it to star her but his extra-marital affair with Sophia Loren complicated the project. Drake's script was drastically re-written by two other writers to accommodate Loren and bears little resemblance to Drake's concept. See more »

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When driving in the open convertible there is no wind in their faces, hair or clothes. See more »

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Robert Winters: That's you Sir.
Tom: Who Sir? Me Sir?
Robert Winters: Yes Sir, you Sir.
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Referenced in Best of Bandstand (1986) See more »

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Love Song from Houseboat (Almost in Your Arms)
Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by Sam Cooke
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A charming family film made overwhelmingly so by the irresistible presence of Cary and Sophia.
4 November 2002 | by (Colorado Springs) – See all my reviews

A sitcom done right, a rarity, and there's no denying the appeal of Sophia Loren and Cary Grant, both obviously in love with each other offscreen, as well as on. Good work by all, with music by George Duning and vocals by Sophia to add to your pleasure.


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