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Sitting Pretty (1948)

Approved | | Comedy, Family | April 1948 (USA)
Tacey and Harry King are a suburban couple with three sons and a serious need of a babysitter. Tacey puts an ad in the paper for a live-in babysitter, and the ad is answered by Lynn ... See full summary »

Director:

Walter Lang

Writers:

F. Hugh Herbert (screen play), Gwen Davenport (novel)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Young ... Harry King
Maureen O'Hara ... Tacey King
Clifton Webb ... Lynn Belvedere
Richard Haydn ... Mr. Clarence Appleton
Louise Allbritton ... Edna Philby
Randy Stuart ... Peggy
Ed Begley ... Horatio J. Hammond
Larry Olsen ... Larry King
John Russell ... Bill Philby
Betty Lynn ... Ginger (as Betty Ann Lynn)
Willard Robertson ... Mr. Ashcroft
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dorothy Adams ... Mrs. Goul (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Tacey and Harry King are a suburban couple with three sons and a serious need of a babysitter. Tacey puts an ad in the paper for a live-in babysitter, and the ad is answered by Lynn Belvedere. But when she arrives, she turns out to be a man. And not just any man, but a most eccentric, outrageously forthright genius with seemingly a million careers and experiences behind him. Mr. Belvedere works miracles with the children and the house but the Kings have no idea just what he's doing with his evenings off. And when Harry has to go out of town on a business trip, a nosy parker starts a few ugly rumors. But everything comes out all right in the end thanks to Mr. Belvedere. Written by Kathy Li

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The Comedy The Whole Town's Talking About! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Niñera moderna See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Although Clifton Webb received third billing here, he would star in two Belvedere sequels. See more »

Quotes

Tacey King: Mr. Belvedere, is there anything you haven't been?
Lynn Belvedere: Yes, Mrs. King - I've never been an idler or a parasite.
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Connections

Version of The 20th Century-Fox Hour: Mr. Belvedere (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Blame Me
(uncredited)
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
[Played by the orchestra at the restaurant]
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This is when movies were at their best!
31 August 2006 | by susan-scholeySee all my reviews

This is one of my favourite comedies. I have seen this movie countless times and always manage to laugh myself to tears. Can you imagine meeting someone like Belvedere who seems to have done every job imaginable? I think all the cast did a wonderful job in this movie and I only wish that the movies of today were like this one. No swearing, car chases just plain old fashioned fun. I am sure that there are towns in the world that have neighbourhoods like Hummingbird Hill with nosy neighbours who watch your every move. My husband and I are also wondering when are they going to put this movie out on DVD? They seem to pass over these Classics for some reason which is such a shame.


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