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Champagne for Caesar (1950)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 11 May 1950 (USA)
In order to get even with the pompous president of a soap company, an eccentric genius goes on his quiz show in order to bankrupt his company.

Director:

Richard Whorf (as Richard B. Whorf)

Writers:

Hans Jacoby (story), Frederick Brady (story) (as Fred Brady) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ronald Colman ... Beauregard Bottomley
Celeste Holm ... Flame O'Neil
Vincent Price ... Burnbridge Waters
Barbara Britton ... Gwenn Bottomley
Art Linkletter ... Happy Hogan
Gabriel Heatter Gabriel Heatter ... Announcer
George Fisher George Fisher ... Announcer
Byron Foulger ... Gerald
Ellye Marshall Ellye Marshall ... Frosty (as Ellie Marshall)
Vici Raaf ... Waters' Secretary (as Vicki Raaf)
John Eldredge ... Executive No. 1
Lyle Talbot ... Executive No. 2
George Leigh George Leigh ... Executive No. 3
John Hart ... Executive No. 4
Mel Blanc ... Caesar (voice)
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Storyline

What happens when the man who knows everything goes on a quiz show that doubles your cash prize every time a you answer a question correctly? Beauregard Bottomly is that man & what happens is you end up with 40 million dollars at stake. Written by April M. Cheek <Aravis2713@aol.com>

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...the bubbliest, frothiest, tickliest comedy!

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Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

The title refers to Beauregard Bottomley's alcohol-loving parrot Caesar, voiced by Mel Blanc. See more »

Goofs

The quiz program is shown as a TV show complete with cameras on set but is sometimes referred to as a radio show, so it must be broadcast simultaneously on both media. See more »

Quotes

Beauregard Bottomley: If you know everything, you're not wanted around for long and Greek translations don't pay very much.
Mr. Brown: You know, I may have something here that's right up your intelligent alley.
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Crazy Credits

Opening and closing credits run against a background of champagne bubbles. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Sopranos: The Knight in White Satin Armor (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock-a-bye Baby
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Traditional lullaby
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Classic 4 STAR Comedy Gem- A must see!
29 May 2003 | by elvelarSee all my reviews

This classic B&W comedy is a 4 STAR gem that overlooked Vincent Price's comedic strength, and could have led to a far greater career had he done more comedy instead of horror flicks. The story is also prescient regarding the soap sponsored game shows that became so pervasive during early television. Colman, to this day, had the most beautiful speaking voice in film history. The movie is clever and quite funny, but the biggest surprise is how good Vincent Price is in it. 4 EASY STARS- A MUST SEE- Equal to such classics as: Arsenic and Old Lace Bringing Up Baby Midnight


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Botta senza risposta See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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