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I'd Rather Be Rich (1964)

Unrated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 28 November 1964 (UK)
An updated remake of It Started With Eve (1941). A young heiress is summoned to the bedside of her dying grandfather. The man's last wish is to meet her fiance, but problems arise when the ... See full summary »

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Jack Smight
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Cast

Cast overview:
Sandra Dee ... Cynthia Dulaine
Robert Goulet ... Paul Benton
Andy Williams ... Warren Palmer
Charles Ruggles ... Dr. Charles Crandall
Gene Raymond ... Martin Wood
Hermione Gingold ... Miss Grimshaw
Allen Jenkins ... Fred
Rip Taylor ... Airline Ticket agent
Laurie Main ... Harrison
Dort Clark ... Albert
Alex Gerry ... Cartwright
Hayden Rorke ... MacDougall
Jill Jackson Jill Jackson ... Mrs. MacDougall
Milton Frome ... Max
Maurice Chevalier ... Philip Dulaine
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An updated remake of It Started With Eve (1941). A young heiress is summoned to the bedside of her dying grandfather. The man's last wish is to meet her fiance, but problems arise when the fiance is delayed and a young chemical engineer is persuaded to take his place. When the grandfather suddenly (and secretly) recovers, he uses the situation to his advantage - playing matchmaker in an attempt to ensure his granddaughter's happiness. Written by Anonymous

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Are two men too many for the girl who can afford everything? See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 1964 (UK) See more »

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Com Qual dos Dois? See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Phillip duLane: Forgive me, Miss Grimshaw, but I frequently say things that I actually mean.
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Connections

Referenced in Bandstand: Episode dated 13 February 1965 (1965) See more »

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I'd Rather Be Rich
Written by Richard Maltby Jr. and David Shire
Sung by Robert Goulet and Andy Williams
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Quintessentially Ross Hunter-glossy all the way!
15 June 2003 | by gregcoutureSee all my reviews

From its opening credits with the film's two male costars, Andy Williams and Robert Goulet, whose fans of their vocal abilities keep them busy to this day, crooning "I'd Rather Be Rich" to pert and pretty Sandra Dee, looking ultra-glamorous in one of the Jean Louis creations leaving no doubt that her character was a young lady of wealthy privilege, this Ross Hunter confection is a glorification of luxurious living in every frame.

As other postings suggest, this one boasted a cast who seemed to enjoy the nearly impossible task of suspending our disbelief at the scriptwriters' fanciful whimsies. Mr. Hunter always candidly disavowed any intention of putting anything approximating a recognizable reality on the screen and for this one he made sure that the jewels, the gowns, the Rolls-Royces and all the other accouterments of life at its most opulent were on constant display. The end result may not merit high praise but, as a pleasant diversion, it's a pretty good example of Hollywood escapism in the mid-Sixties and I suspect that a video release would be a welcome treat.


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