Mr. PeDelford: You got that Charlie?
Charlie, Painter: Red, green, blue, yellow, white.
Mr. PeDelford: Check.
How can you go wrong with Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, and Melvyn Douglas? If you have ever had any remodeling done, you will almost certainly relate to this very funny film.
Jim Blandings (Grant) feels that he is in a rut with his advertising job and his settled life with wife Muriel (Loy) and two kids in their Manhattan apartment. He spots an ad for a farmhouse in Connecticut and decides this is the change they all need. Of course, a few renovations are needed …
And naturally this means or less rebuilding the place from the ground up. The Blandings encounter every inconvenience and expense known to anyone familiar with this game. They are aided by their sense of humor and advice from bachelor attorney and friend Bill Cole (Douglas). With Reginald Denny as the bemused architect.
This is funny stuff. The gags come not only from the chicanery of the contractors but from the fanciful expectations of the clients. Grant and Loy have terrific chemistry. Or maybe its just that Loy makes every man she marries in the movies fall in love with her. Recommended.
Clip – choosing paint colors