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Eleanor Parker Always Enchanting And Mesmorizing
- Joella Lyndon
I don't know if I'm correct, but I'm under the impression that Eleanor Parker is underrated. She can play a dramatic role, villain, and in the film 'A Millionaire For Christy', a convincing comedienne. I remember the first time I watched her as the would-be step mother of those 'Sound of Music' little darlings when I was a young girl. Even though Eleanor Parker was the antagonist to the sainthood of Julie Andrews' Maria, as a child I was hooked: Miss Parker's magic encompassing elegance, sensuality, sophistication and drop dead beauty. Since then it has been a pleasure to see her in so many brilliant performances that completely overshadow her most remembered role in S of M.Here's the perfect summary of Eleanor Parker's magic: "Eleanor Parker was and is one of the most beautiful ladies I have ever known," said Plummer, who just turned 84 on Friday, in a statement following news of Parker's passing."Both as a person and as a beauty. I hardly believe the sad news for I was sure she was enchanted and would live forever." Christopher Plummer, December 2013.
Very Likeable film
I had never thought of Fred MacMurray in a leading man role until I saw his acting in Double Indemnity - wow- what a great film. I was glad I caught A Millionaire... and got it on the DVR. In this one, it is a light comedy and I thought both leads played their parts really well. I hope TCM shows more of Fred's earlier (1930s-1940s) movies. Yes, the plot was a little far-fetched, but the actors did well with the material. I also liked the RR scene and the way comedy lines were worked into the "love" scenes, keeping it entertaining and not overly serious.
Funny with a great love scene
- Tom Hamilton
The sensuous kissing (MacMurray called it "necking" later in the film) between MacMurray and Parker was so extremely realistic that I thought in a moment they would have their clothes off (then I realized it was 1951). Easy to watch, simple, great entertainment!
- Ron Kerrigan
Did MacMurray and Parker have a contract they were trying to run out, agreeing to be in this? I found it strident, unfunny, and most of the characters unprincipled and unlikeable (Parker plotting to marry a millionaire, MacMurray getting romantic with a woman he just met on his wedding day, Carlson plotting to derail his friend's wedding). Likeable actors caught up in a terrible, contrived plot and long set pieces that were as bad as his prune juice infomercials. Avoid it.
A Millionaire for Christy
I have asked many times to get this movie on DVD. Maybe a few of Fred's comic movies on one DVD would be great with this one. You reminded me it was going to be on and I waited for months, so I could record it. I forgot about EST and was ready at 1 p.m. MST. Please play it again soon. This is one of the best romantic comedies for my youth. Thank you.
I love TCM. I woke up especially early one work-day morning and turned on TCM to see this movie in progress. I had to go to work, but it was difficult to leave the movie because I found myself laughing out loud at 6 in the morning. I tore myself away to go to work vowing that I would buy the movie on Amazon when I got home. Oh, dear! I can't buy, rent, view, or steal this movie anywhere! I missed the beginning and the end. I did get to see the middle. I loved the scene at the railroad -- hilarious! Please tell me when this will be on again or how I can buy the movie.
A Millionaire for christy
- Marilyn Crady
I would like to purchase this movie on DVD...I don't always get a chance to see movies like this when they are on TV....as you play the best old movies at I guess ...when the viewer ship is the lowest....I just hate that...Sunday morning ..is when I go to church...4:00AM..in the moring...I am a sleep...or getting ready for work....