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A Millionaire for Christy, starring Fred MacMurray, Eleanor Parker, Kay Buckley, Richard Carlson
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A Millionaire for Christy (1951), starring Fred MacMurray, Eleanor Parker, Kay Buckley, Richard Carlson

Synopsis of A Millionaire for Christy

This hilarious comedy gave Fred 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.

Peter Ulysses Lockwood: I don’t like your attitude much.
Dr. Roland Cook: My attitude? Isn’t it enough that you took June away from me while I was studying in Menninger’s?
Peter Ulysses Lockwood: Well, you didn’t study hard enough. That blond was a total stranger and nuttier than a fruitcake. Couldn’t you tell that?
Dr. Roland Cook: Only if she were lying on a couch.

Editorial review of A Millionaire for Christy courtesy of Amazon.com

This hilarious screwball comedy gave Fred MacMurray a chance to show his brilliant comedic chops as Peter, a radio personality who is told he’s just inherited two million dollars by a gold-digging secretary (Eleanor Parker as Christy) who is determined to snag him for herself.

Though he never quite believes she’s telling the truth about his inheritance, circumstances continue to bring Peter together with Christy, infuriating both his fiancée, June (Kay Buckley), and his pal, Dr. Cook (Richard Carlson), who secretly loves June himself. It’s not long before Christy and Dr. Cook join forces and cook up some shenanigans to help them win the lovers they want.

One of the great early comedic directors, George Marshall guided many of the cinema’s most celebrated comedians, from Laurel & Hardy and W.C. Fields to Bob Hope, James Stewart, Glenn Ford, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

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