Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House script
Synopsis: When advertising executive Jim Blandings (Cary Grant) discovers his wife's (Myrna Loy) plan to redecorate their New York apartment, he counters with a proposal that they move to Connecticut. She agrees, and the two are soon conned into buying a house that turns out to be a complete nightmare. Construction and repair bills accumulate quickly, and Jim worries that their future hangs in the balance unless he can come up with a catchy new jingle that will sell ham.

FADE IN:

A very high airplane view of the entire island. Over this, a

Voice, authoritative, impressive.

VOICE:

In any discussion of contemporary

America and how its people live, we

must inevitably start with --

Manhattan -- New York City, U.S.A!

NEW YORK CITY SKYLINE - STOCK

VOICE:

Manhattan -- glistening, modern giant

of concrete and steel reaching to

the heavens and holding in its arms

seven millions!

NEW YORK CITY - ANOTHER VIEW - STOCK

VOICE:

Seven millions -- happy beneficiaries

of the advantages and comforts this

gracious metropolis has to offer...

DISSOLVE:

VOICE:

(OVER DISSOLVE)

Its fine broad streets and boulevards

facilitate the New Yorker's carefree,

orderly existence.

BROADWAY AND FORTY-SECOND STREET - STOCK

An enormous traffic jam, horns honking, etc.

DISSOLVE:

VOICE:

(OVER DISSOLVE)

Kindly, courteous public servants

ever on hand to offer a word of

friendly advice.

TRAFFIC COP AND CAB DRIVER

yelling at each other.

DISSOLVE:

VOICE:

(OVER DISSOLVE)

A transportation system second to

none in speed and comfort!

A SUBWAY DURING RUSH HOUR - STOCK

DISSOLVE:

VOICE:

(OVER DISSOLVE)

Modern recreational facilities for

its children!

A CROWDED LOWER EAST SIDE STREET - STOCK

Kids playing ball in truck-laden street.

DISSOLVE:

VOICE:

(OVER DISSOLVE)

For its adults, the peace and privacy

of a day in the sun!

CONEY ISLAND ON ITS MOST CROWDED DAY - STOCK

DISSOLVE:

VOICE:

(OVER DISSOLVE)

It's delightful changes in climate!

A BLINDING, WINDSWEPT NEW YORK BLIZZARD - STOCK

DISSOLVE:

VOICE:

(OVER DISSOLVE)

Its great institutions of learning!

Open to all. Free of charge.

BUILDING EXCAVATION - DAY

Leaning on a railing looking down into the excavation are a

group of sidewalk supervisors. The CAMERA MOVES UP to a HEAD

CLOSEUP of one of them. It is Bill Cole (Melvyn Douglas), a

well-dressed, intelligent, attractive looking young man.

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Melvin Frank

Melvin Frank was an American screenwriter, film producer and film director. He is known for his work on films such as Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, The Court Jester, and A Touch of Class. more…

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