Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964) "I'LL NEVER SAY NO"

The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964) MGM Studios
Directed By: Charles Walters
Starring: Debbie Reynolds, Harve Presnell & Ed Begley.

Quote: "Sure I may be tuckered, and I may give out, but I won't give IN!"

Fun Facts:

  • Voted by Photoplay to be the "Best Film of 1964" received the Gold Award.
  • Nominated for 6 Academy Awards in total including Best Actress and Best Cinematography
  • Based originally on a Broadway production written by Meredith Wilson whom also wrote "The Music Man" both were great success's.

Based on a true story of a very brash and tough as nails lady Molly Brown (Reynolds) whom grew-up in the hills of Colorado. Molly is a rough and grew up a tom boy. Molly then meets a charming man whom has a lot of luck by overnight literally becoming a millioaire named Johnny Brown (Presnell). Johnny and Molly then move into a beautiful mansion in Denver and tries to fit in with the high society by dressing and acting the part but still holding true to her roots. Molly never forgets whom she is which drives her neighbors for the majority crazy and off from her.

Her marriage starts to suffer when arranging a visit by a Prince Louis de Laniere (Vassili Lambrinos) due to the fact that she has a lot of admiration for him but nothing more. Her husband takes the admiration wrong and takes issue of the official royal visit. Molly then takes a lavish cruise and tour on the faitful Titanic. Molly keeps her wits together when the ship goes down and is able to get a lifeboat together and rescue many whom were in the frozen waters. There is no sinking this one tough lady! Her marriage after this dramatic event gets bound together with no more issues. Noteable musical numbers in this gem are, "I Ain't Down Yet" and "Belly Up to the Bar Boys". Enjoy the wonderful Debbie Reynolds whom shines in this MGM classic!!!

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