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Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

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Original title
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
Year
Running time
94 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Norman Panama, Melvin Frank (Novel: Eric Hodgins)
Music
Leigh Harline
Cinematography
James Wong Howe (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
RKO Radio Pictures
Genre
Comedy
Synopsis / Plot
In Manhattan, the American middle class Jim Blandings lives with his wife Muriel and two teenage daughters in a four bedroom and one bathroom only leased apartment. Jim works in an advertising agency raising US$ 15,000.00 a year and feels uncomfortable in his apartment due to the lack of space. When he sees an advertisement of a huge house for sale in the country of Connecticut for an affordable price, he drives with his wife and the real estate agent and decides to buy the old house without any technical advice. A family friend lawyer Bill Cole sends an acquaintance engineer to inspect the house, and the man tells that he should put down the house and build another one. Jim checks the information with other engineers and all of them condemn the place and sooner he finds that he bought a "money pit"instead of a dream house.
Awards
1948: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Comedy Screenplay
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