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Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) starring Cary Grant , Myrna Loy , Melvyn Douglas

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Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) starring Cary Grant , Myrna Loy , Melvyn DouglasCary Grant and Myna Loy star in this classic screwball comedy about a big city executive who wants to find a simpler life in the country when Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House. Advertising executive Jim Blandings (Grant–Charade, North by Northwest) learns about rural life, real estate and construction the hardest way possible when he buys a farm in Connecticut.  And moves with his tolerant if not understanding wife, Muriel (Loy–Thin Man films), to a decaying shack that’s closer to a nightmare than the house of his dreams.

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Editorial review of Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House courtesy of Amazon.com

Cary Grant stars as an advertising executive who dreams of getting out of the city and building a perfect home in the country, only to find the transition fraught with problems. (See the 1980s Tom Hanks comedy The Money Pit for an updated version of the same idea.) The big appeal here are the two leads, Grant and Myrna Loy, who were each in their early 40s and at the peak of their careers. Together with solid support from Melvyn Douglas and a screenplay that might have been tailor-made for their polished brand of comedy, the stars dominate this simple project. –Tom Keogh

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