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The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)

Approved | | Biography, Comedy, Musical | 11 June 1964 (USA)
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A poor, uneducated mountain girl leaves her cabin in search of respect, a wealthy husband, and a better life.

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Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Christmas Morgan
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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
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Mr. Wadlington
Amy Douglass ...
Mrs. Fitzgerald
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Monsignor Ryan
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Grand Duchess Elise Lupavinova
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Storyline

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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Can a girl find happiness with $20,000,000? YOU BET!


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11 June 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La inconquistable Molly Brown  »

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$13,167,200
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

MGM's original choice for the role of Molly Brown was Shirley MacLaine. MacLaine was locked in contract at the time. The film's director even asked Reynolds to decline the role. When Reynolds asked "Why?", he commented that she was too short. Reynolds replied "Well just how short is the part?" That was the end of his objections. See more »

Goofs

In the long shot showing the Titanic approaching the iceberg, the iceberg is coming up on the starboard (right) side of the ship. In the next shot, an underwater closeup of the ship striking the iceberg, the iceberg is on the port (left) side of the ship. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Shamus Tobin: [and Murphy] Belly up, belly up to the bar, boys / Better loosen your belts...
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introducing Harve Presnell See more »

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Referenced in The Story of a Dress (1964) See more »

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I'LL NEVER SAY NO
(uncredited)
Performed by Harve Presnell
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My Three Girls Love It!!!
3 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

My girls have watched this movie seven (yes, 7) times. Which, as their father, I can't believe I'm even admitting that! But, they do love it and have pretty much memorized most of the songs.

There are a few objectionable words in it, but we've managed to de-program them of it.


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