Friday, January 09, 2009

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House is a 1948 comedy starring Cary Grant and Myrna Loy. I remember the book on which this film is based being on the bookshelf at home when I was little.

The movie is at youtube in 11 sections. Part 1:

part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8, part 9, part 10, part 11

The New York Times review says,
As the gullible New York cliff-dweller who buys a hunk of Connecticut real estate and thereby resigns himself to pirates, Mr. Grant is a humanist's delight. And Myrna Loy is equally disarming as his charmingly whimsical wife who is just as impractical as he is about bathrooms and closet space.

It is #72 on the AfI list of top 100 comedies. The DVD was a Christmas present for The Husband from The Younger Son, and it fit the bill perfectly: a funny movie with a happy ending.

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