Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House

Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House

HC Potter (1948)

94min
U Certificate
Thu 18 Mar 6am - 7:55am Sony Movies Classic
B&W
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Review

Our Score
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.

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.

Cast & Crew

Jim Blandings Cary Grant
Muriel Blandings Myrna Loy
Bill Cole Melvyn Douglas
Henry Simms Reginald Denny
Joan Blandings Sharyn Moffett
Betsy Blandings Connie Marshall
Gussie Louise Beavers
Mr Tesander Harry Shannon
John Retch Jason Robards Sr
Director HC Potter
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: R.K.O. Radio Pictures LtdAvailable on: video
Comedy