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The Resource Mr. Blandings builds his dream house, a Selznick release ; [presented by] Dore Schary ; an RKO Radio production ; produced and written for the screen by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank ; directed by H.C. Potter, (videorecording)

Mr. Blandings builds his dream house, a Selznick release ; [presented by] Dore Schary ; an RKO Radio production ; produced and written for the screen by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank ; directed by H.C. Potter, (videorecording)

Label
Mr. Blandings builds his dream house
Title
Mr. Blandings builds his dream house
Statement of responsibility
a Selznick release ; [presented by] Dore Schary ; an RKO Radio production ; produced and written for the screen by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank ; directed by H.C. Potter
Contributor
Actor
Artistic director
Cinematographer
Composer
Costume designer
Director
Film editor
Interviewee
Musical director
Producer
Production personnel
Screenwriter
Set designer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
  • Cary Grant plays a successful New York advertising executive who wants to escape his current living situation. He decides to design his own dream house in the suburbs and the project turns wrong when the bills never end and the problems never stop
  • "New York adman Jim Blandings is ready to say goodbye to his cramped city apartment and build from the ground up a Connecticut home with room enough for his growing family and dreams. All it will cost him is his time and money ... and perhaps his job, marriage, happiness and what's left of his sanity. Goodbye, Manhattan. Hello, comedy. As Jim, Cary Grant is a flustered poster boy for homeowner anxiety in this gleeful laughfest. Myrna Loy, her voice and line phrasing like musical chimes, plays Jim's ever-patient wife. Louise Beavers is the sunny housemaid whose enthusiams for Wham Ham saves Jim's career bacon. And Melvyn Douglas is the perhaps too friendly family friend. 'Drop in and see us sometime,' Jim says. Invitation accepted."--Container notes
Related
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, James Wong Howe ; art directors, Albert S. D'Agostino, Carroll Clark ; special effects, Russell A. Cully ; set decorations, Darrell Silvera, Harley Miller ; music by Leigh Harline ; musical director, C. Bakaleinikoff ; film editor, Harry Marker ; sound by Francis M. Sarver, Clem Portman ; gowns by Robert Kalloch ; assistant director, James Lane
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
In English with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.M61836 2004
PerformerNote
Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas, Reginald Denny, Sharyn Moffett, Connie Marshall, Louise Beavers, Ian Wolfe, Harry Shannon, Tito Vuolo, Nestor Paiva, Jason Robards, Lurene Tuttle, Lex Barker, Emory Parnell
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1904-1977
  • 1913-1988
  • 1904-1986
  • 1905-1993
  • 1891-1967
  • 1936-
  • 1938-
  • 1902-1962
  • 1896-1992
  • 1890-1964
  • 1905-1966
  • 1919-1973
  • 1892-1979
  • 1893-1970
  • 1900-1983
  • 1898-1966
  • 1893-1947
  • 1898-1990
  • 1923-2015
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Potter, H. C.
  • Schary, Dore
  • Panama, Norman
  • Frank, Melvin
  • Grant, Cary
  • Loy, Myrna
  • Douglas, Melvyn
  • Denny, Reginald
  • Moffett, Sharyn
  • Marshall, Connie
  • Beavers, Louise
  • Wolfe, Ian
  • Shannon, Harry
  • Vuolo, Tito
  • Paiva, Nestor
  • Robards, Jason
  • Tuttle, Lurene
  • Barker, Lex
  • Parnell, Emory
  • Howe, James Wong
  • D'Agostino, Albert
  • Clark, Carroll
  • Cully, Russell A.
  • Silvera, Darrell
  • Miller, Harley
  • Harline, Leigh
  • Bakaleinikoff, C.
  • Marker, Harry
  • Kalloch
  • Dunne, Irene
  • Drake, Betsy
  • Selznick Studios
  • RKO Radio Pictures
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
  • Turner Entertainment Co
Runtime
94
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homeowners
  • Families
  • Dwellings
  • Buildings
  • Feature films
  • Comedy films
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Mr. Blandings builds his dream house, a Selznick release ; [presented by] Dore Schary ; an RKO Radio production ; produced and written for the screen by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank ; directed by H.C. Potter, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Eric Hodgins
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1948
  • Also issued as part of the Cary Grant the signature collection
  • Special features: "The house of tomorrow" cartoon (directed by Tex Avery ; story, Jack Cosgriff, Rich Hogan ; produced by Fred Quimby) (ca. 7 min.). ; audio vault (Oct. 10, 1949 Lux Radio Theater broadcast with Cary Grant & Irene Dunne ; June 9, 1950 Screen Directors Playhouse broadcast with Cary Grant & Betsy Drake ; Cary Grant trailer gallery
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • special feature:
  • House of tomorrow
  • directed by Tex Avery ; story, Jack Cosgriff, Rich Hogan ; produced by Fred Quimby
  • (ca. 7 min.)
Control code
55205645
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Standard version.
Extent
1 videodisc (94 min.)
Isbn
9780790765327
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
MU: Performance rights: Home view.
Other control number
  • 053939632026
  • 085393498221
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
  • T6320
  • 34982
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)55205645
System details
DVD ; Region 1, NTSC ; standard full screen presentation preserving the aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition ; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Mr. Blandings builds his dream house, a Selznick release ; [presented by] Dore Schary ; an RKO Radio production ; produced and written for the screen by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank ; directed by H.C. Potter, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Eric Hodgins
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1948
  • Also issued as part of the Cary Grant the signature collection
  • Special features: "The house of tomorrow" cartoon (directed by Tex Avery ; story, Jack Cosgriff, Rich Hogan ; produced by Fred Quimby) (ca. 7 min.). ; audio vault (Oct. 10, 1949 Lux Radio Theater broadcast with Cary Grant & Irene Dunne ; June 9, 1950 Screen Directors Playhouse broadcast with Cary Grant & Betsy Drake ; Cary Grant trailer gallery
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • special feature:
  • House of tomorrow
  • directed by Tex Avery ; story, Jack Cosgriff, Rich Hogan ; produced by Fred Quimby
  • (ca. 7 min.)
Control code
55205645
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Standard version.
Extent
1 videodisc (94 min.)
Isbn
9780790765327
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
MU: Performance rights: Home view.
Other control number
  • 053939632026
  • 085393498221
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
  • T6320
  • 34982
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)55205645
System details
DVD ; Region 1, NTSC ; standard full screen presentation preserving the aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition ; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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