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Champagne for Caesar (1950)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 11 May 1950 (USA)
In order to get even with the pompous president of a soap company, an eccentric genius goes on his quiz show in order to bankrupt his company.

Director:

Richard Whorf (as Richard B. Whorf)

Writers:

Hans Jacoby (story), Frederick Brady (story) (as Fred Brady) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ronald Colman ... Beauregard Bottomley
Celeste Holm ... Flame O'Neil
Vincent Price ... Burnbridge Waters
Barbara Britton ... Gwenn Bottomley
Art Linkletter ... Happy Hogan
Gabriel Heatter Gabriel Heatter ... Announcer
George Fisher George Fisher ... Announcer
Byron Foulger ... Gerald
Ellye Marshall Ellye Marshall ... Frosty (as Ellie Marshall)
Vici Raaf ... Waters' Secretary (as Vicki Raaf)
John Eldredge ... Executive No. 1
Lyle Talbot ... Executive No. 2
George Leigh George Leigh ... Executive No. 3
John Hart ... Executive No. 4
Mel Blanc ... Caesar (voice)
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Storyline

What happens when the man who knows everything goes on a quiz show that doubles your cash prize every time a you answer a question correctly? Beauregard Bottomly is that man & what happens is you end up with 40 million dollars at stake. Written by April M. Cheek <Aravis2713@aol.com>

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...the bubbliest, frothiest, tickliest comedy!

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Botta senza risposta See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

Goofs

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Quotes

Beauregard Bottomley: [on phone in Flame O'Neal's apartment] Miss O'Neal is having Bottomley trouble!
[Slams down phone]
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Crazy Credits

Opening and closing credits run against a background of champagne bubbles. See more »

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Who knew that Vincent Price could do comedy?
25 December 1999 | by SkippyDevereauxSee all my reviews

Who knew that Vincent Price could do comedy? To me, he is just hilarious in this movie. I especially love the scene where he is in the isolation booth watching to see how far Ronald Colman can get in his quest of winning the contest. Too bad this movie, and especially Mr. Price wasn't nominated for an Academy Award because it is a really funny film. I suppose to some people Vincent Price's performance in this film is a bit on the "hammy" side, it is exactly that way of overacting which makes it fun to watch him. Thank goodness I found this on DVD and can watch it anytime I want. Ronald Colman is also very good in one of his last films. Good performances by Celeste Holm and surprisingly by Art Linkletter!!


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