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Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell (1951)

Unrated | | Comedy | 22 October 1951 (Sweden)
An urbane, sharp-tongued expert on how to stay young interrupts a lecturing tour to prove his theory at a dilapidated old people's home. To the despair of his agent and the alarm of the ... See full summary »

Director:

Henry Koster

Writers:

Ranald MacDougall (screenplay), Gwen Davenport (character) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Clifton Webb ... Lynn Belvedere
Joanne Dru ... Miss Harriet Tripp
Hugh Marlowe ... Rev. Charles Watson
Zero Mostel ... Emmett
William H. Lynn William H. Lynn ... Mr. Beebe (as Billy Lynn)
Doro Merande ... Mrs. Hammer
Frances Brandt Frances Brandt ... Miss Hoadley
Kathleen Comegys Kathleen Comegys ... Mrs. Sampler
Jane Marbury Jane Marbury ... Mrs. Gross
Harry Hines Harry Hines ... Mr. Cherry
Warren Stevens ... Reporter
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An urbane, sharp-tongued expert on how to stay young interrupts a lecturing tour to prove his theory at a dilapidated old people's home. To the despair of his agent and the alarm of the priest running it, he infiltrates the home by lying about his age and sets about lifting the occupants' spirits and making them feel young again. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Comedy

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1951 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Belvedere Blows His Whistle See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

William H. Lynn, Doro Merande, Frances Brandt, and Kathleen Comegys all reprised their roles from the Broadway play "The Silver Whistle", on which this film is based. See more »


Soundtracks

The Fountain in the Park
(uncredited)
aka "While Strolling Through the Park One Day"
Music by Ed Haley
Played during the opening credits
Variations played occasionally in the score
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Good Movie, but not a good Belvedere movie.
21 September 2001 | by wmadavisSee all my reviews

The wonderful Clifton Webb characterization of Mr. Belvedere that previously appeared in "Sitting Pretty," and "Mr. Belevedere Goes to College" suffers when it is transposed onto the plot of the Broadway play, "The Silver Whistle," by Robert McEnroe. It looks very much like a stage play, with most of the action taking place on a single set. It's a worthwhile play, but Belvedere is a poor fit. Belvedere is usually funny because he is an authentic genius; he is less so when he is acting like a con man. Pity there weren't more Clifton Webb "Belvedere" movies.


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