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A Millionaire for Christy (1951)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 2 September 1951 (USA)
This hilarious comedy gave MacMurray a chance to show his comedic chops as Peter, a radio personality who is told he's just inherited two million dollars by a gold-digging secretary.

Director:

George Marshall

Writers:

Ken Englund (screenplay), Robert Harari (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Fred MacMurray ... Peter Ulysses Lockwood
Eleanor Parker ... Christabel 'Christy' Sloane
Richard Carlson ... Dr. Roland Cook
Una Merkel ... Patsy Clifford
Chris-Pin Martin ... Manolo, Fat Mexican
Douglass Dumbrille ... J.C. Thompson
Kay Buckley Kay Buckley ... June Chandler
Raymond Greenleaf ... Benjamin Chandler
Nestor Paiva ... Mr. Rapello
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Walter Baldwin ... Mr. Sloane (scenes deleted)
Madge Blake ... Mrs. Rapello (scenes deleted)
Byron Foulger ... Sam (scenes deleted)
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This hilarious comedy gave MacMurray a chance to show his comedic chops as Peter, a radio personality who is told he's just inherited two million dollars by a gold-digging secretary.

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

2 September 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Golden Goose See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The $2M inheritance would equal about $19.3M in 2017. The film also uses the correct exchange rate at the time. See more »

Goofs

After Christie says "Follow that car" to the cab driver, his jaw moves, seemingly in response...but there's no line audible. See more »

Soundtracks

I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You
Lyrics by Bing Crosby, Ned Washington
Music by Victor Young
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The one with the daffy heroine and the millionaire
1 March 2014 | by jarrodmcdonald-1See all my reviews

There does not seem to be much logic in A Millionaire for Christy. The main problem one has with Eleanor Parker's character Christobel is that only ten minutes into the film, she is already feigning all sorts of maladies to attract Fred MacMurray's character. Funny? Perhaps. Does it make sense? Not really.

If there had been better character development, maybe with a montage, where we had seen Eleanor Parker's character go through a series of disastrous dates-- then, we just might be able to buy into some of her predicament. But as it is, she gets to California and looks up MacMurray and then throws herself at him like a lunatic would.

The second half of the film is almost like a different movie. The setting has changed (from Los Angeles to La Jolla). It leaves the viewer feeling that A Millionaire for Christy is an uneven film that had a lot of potential.


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