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I'd Rather Be Rich (1964)

An updated remake of It Started With Eve (1941). A young heiress is summoned to the bedside of her dying grandfather. The man's last wish is to meet her fiance, but problems arise when the ... See full summary »

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Cynthia Dulaine
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Martin Wood
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Dr. Charles Crandall
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Miss Grimshaw
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Fred
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Airline Ticket agent
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An updated remake of It Started With Eve (1941). A young heiress is summoned to the bedside of her dying grandfather. The man's last wish is to meet her fiance, but problems arise when the fiance is delayed and a young chemical engineer is persuaded to take his place. When the grandfather suddenly (and secretly) recovers, he uses the situation to his advantage - playing matchmaker in an attempt to ensure his granddaughter's happiness. Written by Anonymous

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Are two men too many for the girl who can afford everything? See more »

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25 December 1964 (Finland)  »

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Com Qual dos Dois?  »

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Miss Grimshaw: What are we doing on our knees?
Phillip duLane: We are looking for a pill.
Miss Grimshaw: If you are looking for a pill, you call me.
Phillip duLane: Yes, I dare say.
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Remake of It Started with Eve (1941) See more »

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Almost There
Written by Jerry Keller and Gloria Shayne
Sung by Andy Williams
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Quintessentially Ross Hunter-glossy all the way!
15 June 2003 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

From its opening credits with the film's two male costars, Andy Williams and Robert Goulet, whose fans of their vocal abilities keep them busy to this day, crooning "I'd Rather Be Rich" to pert and pretty Sandra Dee, looking ultra-glamorous in one of the Jean Louis creations leaving no doubt that her character was a young lady of wealthy privilege, this Ross Hunter confection is a glorification of luxurious living in every frame.

As other postings suggest, this one boasted a cast who seemed to enjoy the nearly impossible task of suspending our disbelief at the scriptwriters' fanciful whimsies. Mr. Hunter always candidly disavowed any intention of putting anything approximating a recognizable reality on the screen and for this one he made sure that the jewels, the gowns, the Rolls-Royces and all the other accouterments of life at its most opulent were on constant display. The end result may not merit high praise but, as a pleasant diversion, it's a pretty good example of Hollywood escapism in the mid-Sixties and I suspect that a video release would be a welcome treat.


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