i'd rather be rich

the year: 1964

the genre: comedy

the cast: Sandra Dee (Cynthia Dulaine); Robert Goulet (Paul Benton); Andy Williams (Warren Palmer); Maurice Chevalier (Philip Dulaine); Hermione Gingold (Miss Grimshaw); Charles Ruggles (Dr. Crandall)

the plot: A young heiress is summoned to the bedside of her dying grandfather. The man's last wish is to meet her fiance, but problems arise when the fiance is delayed and a young chemical engineer is persuaded to take his place. When the grandfather suddenly (and secretly) recovers, he uses the situation to his advantage - playing matchmaker in an attempt to ensure his granddaughter's happiness.

count: the number of times Cynthia’s feet hurt.

don’t miss: Miss Grimshaw's attempts to foil Mr. Dulaine's cigar smoking.

check out: the joy that is Heavenly Haven.

listen for: “Chicken?! THAT’S for the chicken.”

extra bonus points: for naming the two Disney movies from the 60s where Charles Ruggles is a shopkeeper and a grandfather.


Erika said...

This is another of my all-time favorites! Two thumbs up. Millie said I could give some of my favorite quotations:

'I'm sorry, Miss Grimshaw. I sometimes say things..I really mean.'
'When we are looking for a pill, call me.' 'Yes, I daresay.'
'Do you think a chemist could "break you down"?'
'I'm a very good rubber. I used to rub Commander Wilson's feet.' 'Is that how you spent your time in the Army?' 'It was a very dangerous assignment. At any time her husband could have walked in.'
and finally, 'Don't worry, Miss Dulaine. I know karate!'

Also my favorite robes/dressing gowns. Esther Williams, watch out!

Erika said...

Just one more!
"He hits pretty good for a tenor."

Millie Motts said...

Thinks he's two people - split personality.
Split, my eye!
Don't tempt me.

Millie Motts said...

Answer: Follow Me, Boys (1966), The Parent Trap (1961)