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Houseboat (19-Nov-1958)

Director: Melville Shavelson

Writers: Jack Rose; Melville Shavelson

Keywords: Romantic Comedy

Cary Grant is diplomat Tom Winston, whose divorce is nearly final when his wife dies in a car accident; now he has three children that he would prefer not be split up. Circumstances find them living together aboard a dilapidated houseboat on the Potomac. Sophia Loren is Cinzia, daughter of a noted maestro, whom Tom thinks might make a good nanny. Received Oscar nominations for Best Story and Screenplay, and Best Original Song, "Almost in Your Arms."

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Eduardo Ciannelli
30-Aug-1889 8-Oct-1969 Strange Cargo
Cary Grant
18-Jan-1904 29-Nov-1986 North by Northwest
Harry Guardino
23-Dec-1925 17-Jul-1995 Houseboat
Murray Hamilton
24-Mar-1923 1-Sep-1986 Jaws
Martha Hyer
10-Aug-1924 31-May-2014 Some Came Running
Madge Kennedy
19-Apr-1891 9-Jun-1987 The Marrying Kind
Werner Klemperer
22-Mar-1920 6-Dec-2000 Col. Klink on Hogan's Heroes
John Litel
30-Dec-1892 3-Feb-1972 Two Dollar Bettor
Sophia Loren
20-Sep-1934   La Ciociara
Paul Petersen
23-Sep-1945   The Donna Reed Show


Review by Monika Fox (posted on 18-May-2007)

I have seen this movie at least 100 times and still cry every time I watch it. Cary Grant and Sophia Loren are both my favorite actors. He was an absolutely dashing man and came across as a perfect gentleman. She was so beautiful and sexy in houseboat!! I cannot imagine any of her leading men not falling in love with her. I did not know that the romance between Cary and her had ended just before this movie. You definitely could not tell and they seemed completely in love! Houseboat had a wonderful storyline and a great cast, including the children with their superb acting. I am 61 years old and still in love with Cary!!!

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