4.16.2010

the happiest millionaire


the year: 1967

the genre: musical


the cast: Greer Garson (Cordilia Bradley Biddle), Fred MacMurray (Anthony J. Drexel Biddle), Lesley Ann Warren (Cordilia Biddle), John Davidson (Angier Buchanan Duke); Tommy Steele (John Lawless); Geraldine Page (Mrs. Duke); Gladys Cooper (Aunt Mary Drexel)




the plot: John Lawless lands a job as the butler of an unconventional millionaire, Anthony J. Drexel Biddle, and his family. His daughter, Cordelia, tires of the unusual antics of her father--especially since it impacts her reputation with the young men around town. Cordelia decides to go off to boarding school and promptly finds the man of her dreams – Angier Duke. Unfortunately, his mother doesn't approve of her, and her father doesn’t approve of Angier. Of course, it’s up to John the butler to save the day.



count: the alligators who are no longer “dead, dead, dead”.






don’t miss: Rosemary’s instruction on how to “Bayum Pum Pum”.





check out: how many wardrobe changes there are during the "Detroit" number - I left out a few.





listen for: “Big ugly beast! You'd be a handbag if I had my way.”




extra bonus points: The Happiest Millionaire was which actress' last film?




did you know: this was the last live-action film Walt Disney worked on.





5 comments:

Erika said...

I love the costumes and millinery in this movie! Along with other things, of course. There ARE those...

Millie Motts said...

Answer: Greer Garson.

bporter said...

I'm just spit balling here, but I would assume that it was the actress that got eaten by the alligator. You left out one of the 2 most important parts of the feature film. Boxing and bar fighting. Clearly this blog caters to the femine crowd! ;)

Millie Motts said...

Smart aleck.

It was hard to get a screen capture of the bar fight action. Use your imagination. ;)

Lori said...

One of my favorite of all time!! I love the chemistry between all these actors and how well the 'get on each other's nerves'. "Well, well, well"...is a great scene!