Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

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  • NR
  • Genre(s): Comedy Romance
  • Release year: 1948
  • Running time: 94 min
Cary Grant is hilarious as a successful New York advertising executive who wants to escape the confines of his family's tiny midtown apartment. So he designs his dream home in the suburbs and discovers the project wasn't as easy as it seemed. The house gets larger. read more
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Cary Grant is hilarious as a successful New York advertising executive who wants to escape the confines of his family's tiny midtown apartment. So he designs his dream home in the suburbs and discovers the project wasn't as easy as it seemed. The house gets larger. The bills get bigger. The problems just won't go away. Eventually, the whole affair becomes a nightmare—a very funny nightmare—that left audiences laughing in 1948 and will have you in stitches, too. Directed by H.C. Potter and co-starring Myrna Loy and Melvyn Douglas, this is the comedic masterpiece that inspired the popular 1987 movie The Money Pit. It's an adventure in homeowning that strikes a familiar chord with everyone who's ever bought a house. 

Original Release

03/25/1948

US Release

03/25/1948

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Cast

Cary Grant Jim Blandings
Melvyn Douglas Bill Cole
Myrna Loy Muriel Blandings
Reginald Denny Simms / Henry L. Simms
Jason Robards Sr. John Retch / John W. Retch
Louise Beavers Gussie
Sharyn Moffett Joan Blandings
Connie Marshall Betsy Blandings
Ian Wolfe Smith
Harry Shannon Tesander
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

H.C. Potter

Writers

Norman Panama, Melvin Frank, Eric Hodgins

Cast

Cary Grant Jim Blandings
Melvyn Douglas Bill Cole
Myrna Loy Muriel Blandings
Reginald Denny Simms / Henry L. Simms
Jason Robards Sr. John Retch / John W. Retch
Louise Beavers Gussie
Sharyn Moffett Joan Blandings
Connie Marshall Betsy Blandings
Ian Wolfe Smith
Harry Shannon Tesander
Tito Vuolo Mr. Zucca
Nestor Paiva Joe Apollonio / Joe Appollonio
Lurene Tuttle Mary
Lex Barker Carpenter Foreman
Emory Parnell Mr. PeDelford
Charles Middleton Wrecker
Stanley Andrews Mr. Murphy
Will Wright Eph Hackett
Friedrich von Ledebur Workman
Robert Bray Workman

Producers

Dore Schary Executive Producer
Melvin Frank Producer
Norman Panama Producer

Editors

Harry Marker

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