- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: December 31, 2002
- Originally Released: 1950
- Label: Image Entertainment
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital Mono - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Description by OLDIES.com:
Starring Ronald Colman, Celeste Holm, Vincent Price, Art Linkletter, Barbara Britton and Mel Blanc as Caesar. A riotous comedy about an unemployed genius who becomes a contestant on television's biggest quiz show and proceeds to win the company from the show's sponsor. Vincent Price gives the best performance of his career as the eccentric owner of the Milady Soap empire. Brilliant film with superb performances by Academy Award winners Ronald Colman and Celeste Holm. A rollicking, romantic film on everyone's Top Ten list. Entertainment of the highest order.
An unemployed genius appears on a T.V. quiz show and forces the jackpot to forty million dollars. The panic stricken sponsor then hires a femme fatale to disable the human encyclopedia in this funny spoof on the game show industry.
Description by Image Entertainment:
An unemployed genius becomes a contestant on television's biggest quiz show and proceeds to win the company from the show's sponsor in this riotous comedy favorite! Vincent Price gives a career best performance as the eccentric owner of the Milady Soap empire, along with pitch perfect turns by Academy Award winners Ronald Colman (Lost Horizon) and the effervescent Celeste Holm (All About Eve). A rollicking, romantic film guaranteed to tickle your funny bone!
When intellectual Beauregard Bottomley goes on a radio quiz show, he's out for more than personal gain: he wants to earn enough cash to take over its sponsor and put an end to such programs forever, for he regards them as a threat to American intelligence. He is well on his way to achieving his goal when the scheming president of the soap-company sponsor assigns a beautiful femme fatale to distract Beauregard from the task at hand.
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