Houseboat (1958)
Front Cover Actor
Cary Grant Tom Winters
Sophia Loren Cinzia Zaccardi
Martha Hyer Carolyn Gibson
Harry Guardino Angelo Donatello
Eduardo Ciannelli Arturo Zaccardi, Cinzia's father/orchestra conductor
Murray Hamilton Capt. Alan Wilson
Mimi Gibson Elizabeth Winters
Paul Petersen David Winters
Charles Herbert Robert Winters
Madge Kennedy Mrs. Farnsworth
John Litel Mr. Farnsworth
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Family; Romance; Drama
Director Melville Shavelson
Producer Jack Rose
Writer Melville Shavelson; Jack Rose
Studio Paramount
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 1 hr 50 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Cary Grant and Sophia Loren look just swell together in Houseboat, and why shouldn't they? Grant was still at his best, Loren was bewitching Hollywood as an exotic new ingénue, and offscreen they had had a torrid affair a couple of years earlier, during the shooting of The Pride and the Passion. The two tanned stars are the main attraction in this romantic comedy, which installs single dad Cary and his three children on a dilapidated houseboat on the Potomac River. Sophia is the maid, except she's not really a maid but the cultured daughter of a famous musician. Yes, this is one of those situation comedies in which every problem could be cleared up if only one character told the truth about the situation. If that sort of thing drives you crazy, best skip this one. It's no classic, but those two icons are awfully appealing. --Robert Horton
Personal Details
My Rating
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Index 1350
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 6/16/04
Store Copy
Owner NF
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 011
Product Details
Edition Ws Sub
Format DVD
Region Region 1
UPC 097360580648
Chapters
Release Date 3/1/04
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen