Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)

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A man and his wife decide they can afford to have a house in the country built to their specifications. It's a lot more trouble than they think.


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  • Cary Grant and Myrna Loy in Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
  • Cary Grant in Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
  • Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
  • Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, and Don Brodie in Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
  • Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas, and Reginald Denny in Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)

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10 June 2004 | BookWorm-2
A comic classic.
Anyone who has ever embarked on a construction project, from a tree-house to a skyscraper, will identify with the beleaguered Mr. Blandings. His simple vision of an idyllic life in the suburbs encounters the harsh reality of recalcitrant geology, feuding contractors, exploding costs, and other complications -- all to hilarious effect.

The script has a perfect ear, the director's timing is impeccable, and the sophisticated style of the stars gives the entire production a polished sheen. Cary Grant, Myrna Loy and Melvyn Douglas are all brilliant, but this is much more than a star vehicle. It's one of the best sophisticated comedies Hollywood ever committed to celluloid. And even 60 years later, the story is all too true.

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