Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

DVD - 2004
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Cary Grant plays a successful New York advertising executive who wants to escape his current living situation. He decides to design his own dream house in the suburbs and the project turns wrong when the bills never end and the problems never stop.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Entertainment : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2004]
ISBN: 9780790765327
0790765322
Branch Call Number: DVDC MR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in

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MovieLover_47
Oct 19, 2018

Without a doubt Cary Grant's best comedy.
If you take the numbers and multiply them by about 400x it still holds true. anyone who gone through the process of home buying will sit through it nodding and smiling.
The cast is perfect. Myrna Loy, as the ever suffering wife and Melvyn Douglas, as the patient best friend are perfect foils for Grant's character.
This is one of those films that you can watch a few times and not be totally bored.
Simply a comedy classic.

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VV17
Jan 25, 2016

This is a great family film! Cary Grant does an excellent job playing the naïve New York executive. While the plot starts out a little slow, it picks up speed, resulting in some hilarious screwball antics. This is a clean film every family can enjoy.

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mariella99
Jan 22, 2015

It doesn't get any better than this. Sure, the advertising business has changed (if you ain't eatin' Wham, you ain't eatin' ham) but this film is just so hilarious and charming and with nary a swear-word to be heard. Bound to put a smile on your face any time you need your mood lifted!

voisjoe1 Aug 21, 2014

Cary Grant and Mryna Loy star as Mr. and Mrs. Blandings, shortly after Loy completed her fifth film in the Thin Man series. Perhaps Hollywood was experimenting with a new partnership after the highly successful William Powell/Myrna Loy pairing as Nick and Nora Charles. This film is a fine comedy of Mr. Blandings experiencing the complications of getting his dream home built. Lex Barker played a construction supervisor and soon after would become the Tarzan follow-up to Johnny Weissmuller, the most famous of all Tarzans. This was a Hollywood 1948 film, so the only significant role for an African-American was as a domestic servant for the wealthy Blandings, helping to imbed in the minds of white Americans that African-Americans were only good for serving white people. I did note though that one day at quitting time one of many carpenters, etc. in a 20 second or so group shot was an African-American. Maybe short enough so that Southern states wouldn’t object to seeing a skilled African-American integrated with whites.

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garycornell
Jul 08, 2014

How could this movie miss? Cary Grant and Myrna Loy together, which is almost as good as the casting of the "Thin Man Series" with Loy and William Powell. Myrna Loy is great with a straight face set up line for Cary Grant. A great family movie!

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readatyeg
Jan 27, 2014

Interesting to see a show from many years ago where the themes/ideas are still completely relevant. Anyone who ever built a house in any year since 1948 should see this movie. Just remember to multiply the prices quoted in the movie by about 10. Enjoy!

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Daylight62
Dec 27, 2013

I expected this movie to be better.

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DellaV
Aug 06, 2012

One of my favorite movies ever. Hilarious! About a couple with two daughters who decide to move to the country after living in the city for all their lives. Not to be missed!

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madishoemake
Mar 17, 2011

Lol I laughed the whole time.

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VV17
Jan 25, 2016

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troon13 Jan 22, 2013

Other: This is a great Cary Grant movie. Myrna Loy & Melvin Douglas are great. This movie never fails to make me laugh. This is comedy at its best done by three experts.

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DellaV
Aug 06, 2012

"Red" "Yellow" "Blue" (you have to watch it to understand how funny that is!)

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