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Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House

  • Comedy
  • 1948
  • H C Potter
  • 94 mins
  • U

Summary

A city couple set out to build a home in the wilds of rural Connecticut. They discover they have bitten off more than they can chew thanks to a host of legal problems and an apparently endless stream of cowboy workmen and high-priced materials. Comedy, starring Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas and Reginald Denny.

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Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Many viewers will identify with the plight of Cary Grant and Myrna Loy in this sublime comedy. They play the married couple who move to the countryside and do, quite literally, what the title states - and get conned by every cowboy builder along the way. The film was remade in 1985 as The Money Pit, but it wasn't as funny or stylish as this version, as neither Tom Hanks nor Shelley Long could compete with the original stars at their best. Just watch Loy recite her proposed colour scheme and you'll appreciate the gulf between this wonderful movie and its inferior update.

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Credits

Cast

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Jim BlandingsCary Grant
Muriel BlandingsMyrna Loy
Bill ColeMelvyn Douglas
Joan BlandingsSharyn Moffett
Betsy BlandingsConnie Marshall
GussieLouise Beavers
Mr TesanderHarry Shannon
Henry SimmsReginald Denny
John RetchJason Robards Sr
SmithIan Wolfe
Carpenter foremanLex Barker

Crew

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DirectorH C Potter

Details

Theatrical distributor
R.K.O. Radio Pictures Ltd
Language
English
Available on
video
Formats
Black and white
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