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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
30 Reviews
4.6

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NoneHouseboat DVD
 
4.6

(based on 30 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (27)
  • Engaging characters (22)
  • Original (13)
  • Great cinematography (9)
  • High production value (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • At home (27)
  • Adult viewers (13)
  • Perfect gift (12)
  • Younger viewers (9)
  • Travel (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (22), Casual viewer (5), Avid moviegoer (3)

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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

    Verified Buyer

    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

        Verified Buyer

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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

              Verified Buyer

              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

                Verified Buyer

                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

                  Verified Buyer

                  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

                  About Me Avid Moviegoer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Entertaining
                  • Original

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • 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

                    Verified Buyer

                    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

                      About Me Movie Buff

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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

                      About Me Avid Moviegoer

                      Verified Buyer

                      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

                        Verified Buyer

                        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

                            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
                              • 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

                              Verified Buyer

                              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

                                About Me Movie Buff

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                                Pros

                                • Engaging Characters
                                • Entertaining
                                • Original

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • 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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                                    • Travel
                                    • Younger Viewers

                                    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

                                      About Me Movie Buff

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Engaging Characters
                                      • Entertaining

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Adult Viewers
                                        • At Home
                                        • In The Car
                                        • Travel
                                        • Younger Viewers

                                        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....

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Can watch over and over again.

                                        By Mary the movie buff!

                                        from Malabar, FL

                                        About Me Movie Buff

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Engaging Characters
                                        • Entertaining
                                        • Great Cinematography

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • At Home
                                          • Perfect Gift

                                          Comments about this product:

                                          Cary Grant is wonderful as always!!!

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