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.