Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB

USA, 1948.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by , , based on the novel by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by , .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .

Cary Grant is an absolute riot in this hilarious comedy about a suburban family man trying to build his dream home. It starts out as a simple operation, but the demanding specifications of his adorable wife () and the acid-tongued opinions of his daughters are to be taken into account, not to mention that nothing gets built on time or exactly the way he plans by the quirky construction company that he has hired. Lots of charming construction situations, all kept together by a marvelous script and classy direction. Melvyn Douglas shines in a supporting role as Grant’s flabbergasted friend.


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