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A Millionaire for Christy (1951)

This hilarious comedy gave MacMurray a chance to show his comedic chops as Peter, a radio personality who is told he's just inherited two million dollars by a gold-digging secretary.

Director:

George Marshall

Writers:

Ken Englund (screenplay), Robert Harari (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Fred MacMurray ... Peter Ulysses Lockwood
Eleanor Parker ... Christabel 'Christy' Sloane
Richard Carlson ... Dr. Roland Cook
Una Merkel ... Patsy Clifford
Chris-Pin Martin ... Manolo, Fat Mexican
Douglass Dumbrille ... J.C. Thompson
Kay Buckley Kay Buckley ... June Chandler
Raymond Greenleaf ... Benjamin Chandler
Nestor Paiva ... Mr. Rapello
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Walter Baldwin ... Mr. Sloane (scenes deleted)
Madge Blake ... Mrs. Rapello (scenes deleted)
Byron Foulger ... Sam (scenes deleted)
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This hilarious comedy gave MacMurray a chance to show his comedic chops as Peter, a radio personality who is told he's just inherited two million dollars by a gold-digging secretary.

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

2 September 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En miljonär på kroken See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of the first films to show the use of a car mobile telephone when Peter calls Dr. Cook, who is on his way to La Jolla. Two of the first car mobile phone systems were established in Los Angeles and San Diego in 1947. See more »

Goofs

After Christie says "Follow that car" to the cab driver, his jaw moves, seemingly in response...but there's no line audible. See more »

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La Cucaracha
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Traditional
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Even in 2001 a 1951 movie works just fine
1 September 2001 | by HapRaySee all my reviews

Sometimes going back for a fun-filled romp in one of those old situation-comedies, is just the tonic for an otherwise uneventful day. This film is one of those "feel-good" movies that used to abound back in the early Fifties. Fred MacMurray has always been adept at handling light comedy, and Eleanor Parker shows a humorous side that a lot of you will be impressed by. The plot is zany, but it's a "good" craziness that permeates this film. I found myself giggling aloud at some of the passages, and even tried to teach the couple how to speak Spanish. (You'll see what I mean when you watch the movie).

It's in black and white, but it's so entertaining, you won't miss the splash of color. It also introduces and old love standard, which is not featured, but playing in the background in a lot of the scenes. The song is, "I don't stand a ghost of a chance with you".

Get comfortable...click the remote, and travel back to when "real" people had "real" fun.....oh yes, there IS a love story here as well.


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