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This movie is hilarious!
Just finished watching this movie for the second time and it is one of my favorite MacMurray films. Some of the dialog is so hilarious...instead of "quick thinker" a drunken Richard Carlson says "thick quinker". The scene on the beach with the car is so funny! I missed a lot of dialogue because my husband was laughing so hard. So what if it's not realistic...it's a SCREWBALL COMEDY! Fred and Eleanor have great chemistry. I have the DVD and plan to watch it every few months!
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....