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Houseboat DVD

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Cary Grant scored still another box-office smash with his 1958 vehicle Houseboat. Grant plays a widowed father who packs himself and his spoiled kiddies off to a ramshackle houseboat. Enter Sophia Loren, who is attempting to break loose from her tyrannical father's (Eduardo Cianelli) iron grip. She hires on as Grant's housekeeper and his children's governess. Though Grant struggles valiantly to maintain a "hands off" policy, he and Loren are billing and cooing by fadeout time--but not before plenty of reversals, recriminations and sitcom-style mishaps. As a bonus, the kids end up behaving like little angels (not surprising, since Loren has threatened from time to time to turn them into genuine angels if they don't toe the line). According to most sources, the on-screen romance between Cary Grant and Sophia Loren in Houseboat spilled over into their private lives as well, though Sophia put an end to this dalliance when she married Italian movie mogul Carlo Ponti
Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 110 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Studio: Paramount Catalog
  • DVD Release Date: January 1, 2013
Reviews
31 Reviews
4.5

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NoneHouseboat DVD
 
4.5

(based on 31 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (28)
  • Engaging characters (22)
  • Original (13)
  • Great cinematography (9)
  • High production value (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • At home (28)
  • Adult viewers (13)
  • Perfect gift (13)
  • Younger viewers (10)
  • Travel (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (23), Casual viewer (5), Avid moviegoer (3)

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4.0

"Presto presto, do your very besto"

By miko

from new jersey

About Me Movie Buff

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Entertaining
  • High Production Value

Cons

    Best Uses

    • At Home
    • In The Car
    • Perfect Gift
    • Travel
    • Younger Viewers

    Comments about this product:

    This is a very adorable family movie. Cary Grant is the absentee dad who comes to care and love his children after his wife's death. He learns life's lessons of being a better dad from the beautiful Sophie Loren, whose own father ignores her wishes. Cary & Sophie are so wonderful together!!!

     
    5.0

    One of the original Rom-Coms

    By Kate the Great

    from Vancouver, Canada

    About Me Casual Viewer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • At Home

      Comments about this product:

      Entertaining and fun.

       
      5.0

      Classic Movie

      By SBIRT66

      from Philadelphia, PA

      About Me Movie Buff

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      Pros

      • Entertaining

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • At Home

        Comments about this product:

        Cary Grant movie that is for the family...

         
        5.0

        Must see!

        By JohnnyZed

        from Brooklyn, NY

        About Me Movie Buff

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Viewers
          • At Home

          Comments about this product:

          Cary Grant and Sophia Loren are wonderful together!

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Dolce ! Dolce !

          By BSB

          from Baytown, Texas

          About Me Movie Buff

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                Comments about this product:

                Cary Grant. Sophia Loren. What else can you want?

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Children + fix-it up houseboat = romance

                By Bronorm

                from Augusta AR

                About Me Movie Buff

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                Pros

                • Engaging Characters
                • Entertaining
                • Original

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • At Home
                  • Younger Viewers

                  Comments about this product:

                  Lifts the spirit during elections

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Family Fun

                  By Who sir, me sir?

                  from Texas

                  About Me Movie Buff

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                  Pros

                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Entertaining

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • At Home
                    • Perfect Gift
                    • Travel

                    Comments about this product:

                    No language issues so I can let my grandchildren watch along. Great characters, especially the children.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Oldie but goodie classic!

                    By BKD

                    from St. Louis, MO

                    About Me Movie Buff

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                    Pros

                    • Loved it

                    Cons

                    • Not Best Quality

                    Best Uses

                    • At Home

                    Comments about this product:

                    Great to be able to buy some of these older movies that bring so many memories of your youth. There should be more movies like this so down to earth and entertaining. This is one that you can see over and over and never get tired of it.

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Sparks between Sophia Loren and Cary grt

                    By 34Chuck

                    from Myrtle Beach, SC

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                    Pros

                    • Engaging Characters
                    • Entertaining
                    • Original

                    Cons

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                      • Adult Viewers
                      • At Home

                      Comments about this product:

                      Good old romantic comedy.

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      super movie

                      By big D

                      from palm desert, ca

                      About Me Casual Viewer

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                      Pros

                      • Engaging Characters
                      • Entertaining

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Adult Viewers
                        • At Home
                        • In The Car
                        • Perfect Gift
                        • Special Needs
                        • Travel
                        • Younger Viewers

                        Comments about this product:

                        good relaxing entertainment

                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        A "fun for all" movie.

                        By Amateur Cosmologist

                        from Toronto, ON

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                        Pros

                        • Engaging Characters
                        • Entertaining
                        • Funny
                        • Great Cinematography
                        • High Production Value
                        • Original

                        Cons

                        • none

                        Best Uses

                        • At Home

                        Comments about this product:

                        Cary at his self deprecating best.
                        Sophia never looked better.

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        cute and entertaining

                        By Leroy

                        from Sebring, FL

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                        Pros

                        • Engaging Characters
                        • Entertaining
                        • Great Cinematography
                        • High Production Value
                        • Original

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Adult Viewers
                          • At Home
                          • Perfect Gift
                          • Younger Viewers

                          Comments about this product:

                          A great movie to look forward to seeing at any time with anyone. Why can't we see more movies like this one.

                          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Fun and nice romantic comedy

                          By Charlie the Movie Geek

                          from ND

                          About Me Avid Moviegoer

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                          Pros

                          • Engaging Characters
                          • Entertaining
                          • Original

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • At Home
                            • Travel

                            Comments about this product:

                            Just a nice relaxing romantic comedy without the x rating or all the innuendo.

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            I would buy this product again and again

                            By sfox

                            from Indian Trial North Carolina

                            About Me Movie Buff

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                            Pros

                            • Engaging Characters
                            • Entertaining
                            • Great Cinematography
                            • High Production Value
                            • Informative
                            • Original

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Adult Viewers
                              • At Home
                              • Perfect Gift

                              Comments about this product:

                              I was waiting for this movie Houseboat to come on TCM and then a bulb went off and I ordered the movie via TCM on-line. I love Cary Grant and Sophia Loren was gorgeous. The children where adorable and my grand daughters ages six and nine years of age enjoyed this movie as well. I will be ordering more movies to enjoy.

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great Movie

                              By Fred

                              from Belle Isle, FL

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                              Pros

                              • Engaging Characters
                              • Entertaining
                              • Great Cinematography
                              • High Production Value
                              • Informative
                              • Original

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Adult Viewers
                                • At Home
                                • Perfect Gift
                                • Special Needs

                                Comments about this product:

                                Like the movie and I enjoy watching Cary Grant Movies. I use this for home entertaining.

                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Great no-stress entertainment

                                By Retired@51

                                from Central FLA

                                About Me Casual Viewer

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                                Pros

                                • Entertaining

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • At Home
                                  • Perfect Gift

                                  Comments about this product:

                                  Good no-stress evening entertainment for the older set.

                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Good stars. Good comedy.

                                  By Movie Buff

                                  from St. Louis, MO

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                                  Pros

                                  • Engaging Characters
                                  • Entertaining
                                  • Original

                                  Cons

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                                    • Adult Viewers
                                    • At Home
                                    • Younger Viewers

                                    Comments about this product:

                                    Great chemistry between Loren and Grant. Good comedy with children.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Very Entertaining

                                    By 7TheSpirit7

                                    from Monroeville, AL

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                                    Pros

                                    • Entertaining
                                    • Original

                                    Cons

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                                      • Adult Viewers
                                      • At Home
                                      • In The Car
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                                      Comments about this product:

                                      Watch for entertainment

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      great family movie

                                      By jak

                                      from marylant

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                                      Pros

                                      • Engaging Characters
                                      • Entertaining
                                      • Informative

                                      Cons

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                                        • Adult Viewers
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                                        Comments about this product:

                                        just enjoy watching a family learn how get to know each other and accept a stranger into their lives while doing so.

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Have always enjoyed this movie

                                        By guineapiggs

                                        from Wyoming

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                                        Pros

                                        • Engaging Characters
                                        • Entertaining

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Adult Viewers
                                          • At Home
                                          • In The Car
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                                          Comments about this product:

                                          nowadays, when everyone rethinks a movies suitability for family fare, I might say the fact that this beautiful, single lady is living on the same boat as a recently widowed man with his 3 children, as "dirty", I suggest, just go with the naiveté of the 60's and just enjoy. Families that are blended are so common nowadays that just like my much enjoyed other Cary Grant movie "Father Goose" I would rather opt for the innocence of nothing improper happening, than speculate on all the possible stuff that could be occurring. I say, sit back and just enjoy and keep the popcorn warm....

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