Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

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.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Production: RKO
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
7.3
Rotten Tomatoes:
82%
APPROVED
Year:
1948
94 min
342 Views

BILL:

I suppose you're wondering what all

this has to do with Mr. Blandings

and his Dream House? Well, I'll tell

you. Jim Blandings is part of the

fabric of this town. Born and raised

right here, he's as typical a New

Yorker as anyone you'll ever meet.

At least he was.

(confidentially)

And if you want to know the real

story, I guess I'm your boy. Cole's

my name, Bill Cole. I'm Jim's lawyer

and quote, best friend, unquote.

Jim's one of those bright young men

from Yale. Advertising business,

lovely wife, two fine kids, makes

almost fifteen thousand a year. Want

to know why? Just look up there.

A BILLBOARD:

A billboard -- against a white background is a large ham. In

large letters across the ham is printed:

WHAM!

(A WHALE OF A HAM)

And below this in quotes:

"WHEN YOU'VE GOT THE WHIM, SAY 'WHAM!'"

BILL'S VOICE

"When you've got the whim, say

'Wham!'"... Jim Blandings wrote that

slogan. Seven magic words that shine

like a beacon light for the American

housewife!

(impressive; almost

reverently)

"When you've got the whim, say

'Wham!'" Jim Blandings' contribution

to the American Scene.

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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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