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The Resource Mr. Blandings builds his dream house, a Selznick release ; [presented by] Dore Schary ; an RKO Radio production ; produced and written for the screen by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank ; directed by H.C. Potter, (DVD/)

Mr. Blandings builds his dream house, a Selznick release ; [presented by] Dore Schary ; an RKO Radio production ; produced and written for the screen by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank ; directed by H.C. Potter, (DVD/)

Label
Mr. Blandings builds his dream house
Title
Mr. Blandings builds his dream house
Statement of responsibility
a Selznick release ; [presented by] Dore Schary ; an RKO Radio production ; produced and written for the screen by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank ; directed by H.C. Potter
Title variation
Mister Blandings builds his dream house
Contributor
Actor
Artistic director
Screenwriter
Composer
Cinematographer
Costume designer
Director
Film editor
Interviewee
Musical director
Production personnel
Producer
Set designer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Cary Grant plays a successful New York advertising executive who wants to escape his current living situation. He decides to design his own dream house in the suburbs and the project turns wrong when the bills never end and the problems never stop
Related
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, James Wong Howe ; art directors, Albert S. D'Agostino, Carroll Clark ; special effects, Russell A. Cully ; set decorations, Darrell Silvera, Harley Miller ; music by Leigh Harline ; musical director, C. Bakaleinikoff ; film editor, Harry Marker ; sound by Francis M. Sarver, Clem Portman ; gowns by Robert Kalloch ; assistant director, James Lane
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
  • Closed captioned
  • Soundtrack in English, with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles
LC call number
PN1995.9.C55
LC item number
M732 2004
PerformerNote
Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas, Reginald Denny, Sharyn Moffett, Connie Marshall, Louise Beavers, Ian Wolfe, Harry Shannon, Tito Vuolo, Nestor Paiva, Jason Robards, Lurene Tuttle, Lex Barker, Emory Parnell
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1904-1977
  • 1913-1988
  • 1904-1986
  • 1905-1993
  • 1891-1967
  • 1936-
  • 1938-
  • 1902-1962
  • 1896-1992
  • 1890-1964
  • 1905-1966
  • 1919-1973
  • 1892-1979
  • 1893-1970
  • 1900-1983
  • 1898-1966
  • 1893-
  • 1898-1990
  • 1923-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Potter, H. C.
  • Schary, Dore
  • Panama, Norman
  • Frank, Melvin
  • Grant, Cary
  • Loy, Myrna
  • Douglas, Melvyn
  • Denny, Reginald
  • Moffett, Sharyn
  • Marshall, Connie
  • Beavers, Louise
  • Wolfe, Ian
  • Shannon, Harry
  • Vuolo, Tito
  • Paiva, Nestor
  • Robards, Jason
  • Tuttle, Lurene
  • Barker, Lex
  • Parnell, Emory
  • Howe, James Wong
  • D'Agostino, Albert
  • Clark, Carroll
  • Cully, Russell A
  • Silvera, Darrell
  • Miller, Harley
  • Harline, Leigh
  • Bakaleinikoff, C.
  • Marker, Harry
  • Kalloch
  • Dunne, Irene
  • Drake, Betsy
  • Selznick Studios
  • RKO Radio Pictures
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
  • Turner Entertainment Co
Runtime
94
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homeowners
  • Families
  • Dwellings
  • Buildings
  • Comedy films
  • Feature films
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Mr. Blandings builds his dream house, a Selznick release ; [presented by] Dore Schary ; an RKO Radio production ; produced and written for the screen by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank ; directed by H.C. Potter, (DVD/)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Eric Hodgins
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1948
  • Also issued as part of the Cary Grant the signature collection
  • Special features include: "The house of tomorrow" cartoon; audio vault (Oct. 10, 1949 Lux Radio Theater broadcast with Cary Grant and Irene Dunne; June 9, 1950 Screen Directors Playhouse broadcast with Cary Grant and Betsy Drake; Cary Grant trailer gallery
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
  • special feature:
  • House of tomorrow
  • directed by Tex Avery ; story, Jack Cosgriff, Rich Hogan ; produced by Fred Quimby
  • (ca. 7 min.)
Control code
ocm55205645
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Standard version.
Extent
1 videodisc (94 min.)
Isbn
9780790794655
Isbn Type
(set)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 053939632026
  • 085393498221
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
  • T6320
  • 34982
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)55205645
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; standard full screen presentation preserving the aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition; Dolby Digital mono.; dual-layer format
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Mr. Blandings builds his dream house, a Selznick release ; [presented by] Dore Schary ; an RKO Radio production ; produced and written for the screen by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank ; directed by H.C. Potter, (DVD/)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Eric Hodgins
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1948
  • Also issued as part of the Cary Grant the signature collection
  • Special features include: "The house of tomorrow" cartoon; audio vault (Oct. 10, 1949 Lux Radio Theater broadcast with Cary Grant and Irene Dunne; June 9, 1950 Screen Directors Playhouse broadcast with Cary Grant and Betsy Drake; Cary Grant trailer gallery
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
  • special feature:
  • House of tomorrow
  • directed by Tex Avery ; story, Jack Cosgriff, Rich Hogan ; produced by Fred Quimby
  • (ca. 7 min.)
Control code
ocm55205645
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Standard version.
Extent
1 videodisc (94 min.)
Isbn
9780790794655
Isbn Type
(set)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 053939632026
  • 085393498221
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
  • T6320
  • 34982
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)55205645
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; standard full screen presentation preserving the aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition; Dolby Digital mono.; dual-layer format
Video recording format
DVD

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