The Happiest Millionaire

Synopsis: A happy and unbelievably lucky young Irish immigrant, John Lawless, lands a job as the butler of an unconventional millionaire, Biddle. His daughter, Cordelia Drexel Biddle, tires of the unusual antics of her father--especially since the nice young men around town all fear him. Wouldn't you fear a father-in-law that keeps alligators for pets and teaches boxing at his daily Bible classes? Cordelia decides to run off to boarding school and promptly finds the man of her dreams. Unfortunately, his family doesn't approve of Biddle's outrageous antics, either. A Disney musical punctuated by snappy songs and an energetic debut by Tommy Steele. This is reportedly one of the last live- action films Walt Disney personally oversaw.
Director(s): Norman Tokar
Production: Walt Disney Productions
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination.
141 min

? I'm generous and kind?

? No wife could have

a life as free of cares?

? So when a good-hearted

husband has been bit?

? It's only right?

? That his wife should share

the agony he bears?

? What's wrong with that??

? What's wrong with that??

? I want my wife

to share my life?

? What's wrong with that??


Well, now.

Now, that answers a whole slew

of questions, don't it?




? Here in this house

I'm raising?

? Three strong,

intelligent children?

? Where are they now in

their father's time of need??

? I give them private tutors?

? The finest

physical trainers?

? All in vain?

Ohh, the pain!

? I believe in the Bible?

? I believe in Uncle Sam?

? And as sure

as Old Glory waves above?

? I believe a man who's bitten

has the right to demand?

? That his family give him

sympathy and love?

? What's wrong with that??

? What's wrong with that??

? The flag above,

the Bible, and love?

? What's wrong with that??

- Hello, Papa.

- Cordy!

Where have you been?

Out in the stable

with Tony and Liv.

- Is something wrong?

- Yes, something's wrong.

What were you doing shaving

at this time of day?

I haven't been shaving.

And since when do

I shave my finger?

You don't shave your ear either.

- But last week you cut it.

- That's different.

The ear is in the general

vicinity of the face.

So's the finger

when you're shaving.

It's a bite, blast it!

- No.

- Yes.

- Who?

- George.

Turned on me just like that

after all these years.

Well, it's really

not such a bad bite.

Is that all you have to say?

There's some antiseptic

in the emergency kit.

- And some bandages.

- Wait a minute.

Where are you going?

It's time for Bible class.

Yes, I know.

But you'll have to do

without me today.

I have an engagement.

Rate this script:(0.00 / 0 votes)

AJ Carothers

AJ Carothers (October 22, 1931 – April 9, 2007) was an American playwright and television writer, best known for his work with Walt Disney. more…

All AJ Carothers scripts | AJ Carothers Scripts

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Submitted on August 05, 2018

Discuss this script with the community:



    Translate and read this script in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:


    "The Happiest Millionaire" STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 14 May 2021. <>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

    Watch the movie trailer

    The Happiest Millionaire

    The Marketplace:

    Sell your Script !

    Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!


    The Studio:

    ScreenWriting Tool

    Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.