Tax collector Lorenzo Charlton comes to the Larkins' farm to ask why Pop Larkins hasn't paid his back taxes. Charlton has to stay for a day to try to estimate the income from the farm, but ... See full summary »
Charlie Reader is a successful theater agent. He is also successful with young ladies. One day he is visited by his old friend Joe, married with three children. Joe falls in love with ... See full summary »
The musical revolves around the antics of Mame Dennis, a fun-loving, wealthy eccentric with a flair for life and a razor-sharp wit. Her life is suddenly changed when she becomes the ... See full summary »
Upper class Americans Noel and Meg Johnson have a twenty-six year old daughter named Clara Johnson. Clara suffered a head injury as a child which resulted in her being mentally disabled. ... See full summary »
Olivia de Havilland,
The story of the marriage of England's King Arthur to Guinevere. The plot of illegitimate Mordred to gain the throne and Guinevere's growing attachment to Sir Lancelot, threaten to topple Arthur and destroy his "round table" of knights.
Critics and the public say Karen Stone is too old -- as she approaches 50 -- for her role in a play she is about to take to Broadway. Her businessman husband, 20 years her senior, has been ... See full summary »
After 17 years, things have got too predictable and stale. They argue, they visit a marriage counselor, Richard (drunk) visits a prostitute. They split up. After meeting other people, they ... See full summary »
Dick Van Dyke,
Majestic mountains are in the background and a waterfall in the foreground. Is that a canoe on the river? No it's a cradle with a baby. The buoyant Molly Brown has survived the first crisis of her life -- a flood. Sixteen years later she sets out to make her way in the world. Can she sing and play the piano? She assures the Leadville saloon keeper that she can and learns quickly. Soon she is the bride of Johnny Brown, who in a few years will be able to replace the original cigar wrapper wedding ring with a replica in gold and gemstones. But it takes more than a few million dollars to be accepted by Denver society. The Browns head for Europe and bring a few crowned heads back to Denver for a party that turns into a ballroom brawl. Molly goes to Europe alone, returning on the Titanic. She didn't survive a flood as a baby for the story to end here. Written by
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When Buttercup Grogan is drinking beer with Molly, Johnny and Shamus, the level of beer in her glass goes from nearly full to nearly empty and back to nearly full. See more »
Serve the Lord and a hot breakfast, then you can look for your Irish Catholic man with the roof that don't leak.
He's going to have to be more than an Irish Catholic.
What more is there?
Well if he's going to crawl in next to me, he's going to have to be the richest Irish Catholic next to the Pope.
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I guess most anyone can hope (and relate) that the underdog will triumph over strong adversity, to become what they want or get whatever. Yes, even if they're as overbearing, obnoxious and deadset on gold-digging and social climbing their way out, as Molly's character unpretentiously sets out. I frankly found that aspect of her personality bothersome, yet she did grow in maturity, as the picture wore on.
Debbie Reynolds does a good job with the lead, although I personally would have preferred Tammy Grimes, from the Broadway debut of this musical. Harve Presnell is great as Johnny, and that voice is awesome. Ed Begley absolutely steals the show, as Shamus Tobin.
The spirited musical numbers are quite fun to watch, with "He's My Friend" being a standout. The film does seem to go on too long somewhat, as towards the end it was starting to drag. It won't exactly leave you too enthralled to move from your seat, but the film is entertaining. Nevermind some of the predictable storyline and dialogue, enjoy the musical numbers, and your time will be rewarded. Recommended.
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