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The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)

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Molly is an uneducated, poor, mountain girl who leaves her mountain cabin in search of a wealthy husband, respect and a better life.

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Shamus Tobin
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Christmas Morgan
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Buttercup Grogan
Vassili Lambrinos ...
Prince Louis de Laniere
Fred Essler ...
Baron Karl Ludwig von Ettenburg
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Polak
Lauren Gilbert ...
Mr. Fitzgerald
Kathryn Card ...
Mrs. Wadlington
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Malcolm Broderick
Harry Holcombe ...
Mr. Wadlington
Amy Douglass ...
Mrs. Fitzgerald
George Mitchell ...
Monsignor Ryan
Martita Hunt ...
Grand Duchess Elise Lupavinova
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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 Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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La inconquistable Molly Brown  »

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Trivia

Thelma Ritter originally announced to play Hermione Baddeley role. See more »

Goofs

When the Duchess is coming down the staircase at Molly's party, Molly elbows Gladys and tells her to curtsey. In the next shot, which is from farther back and takes in the guests and the staircase, the same exchange between Molly and Gladys is shown again. See more »

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Molly Brown: [reading] The rat sees the cat, the cat sees the rat, I have a new hat, it is a red hat. What happened to the rat?
'Leadville' Johnny Brown: The cat ate it.
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Connections

Referenced in Will & Grace: The Unsinkable Mommy Adler (1999) See more »

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I'LL NEVER SAY NO
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Performed by Harve Presnell
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Love it, love it, love it
22 October 2002 | by (Mount Pleasant, SC) – See all my reviews

I used to watch this movie when I was little, and I just recently rediscovered it. It's amazing how much better movies can get once you grow up. Debbie Reynolds portrays Molly Brown wonderfully. Her singing and dancing alone make this movie worth watching. My favorite scene is the "He's my friend, and he'll stay my friend...." scene. If you haven't seen this movie, you should definitely watch it. It's so great!


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