What could be better than a million dollars? How about a man who uses his money to buy pet alligators and set up a one-of-a-kind boxing school in his stables? Fred MacMurray is "The Happiest Millionaire" (1967) in this giddy song and dance fest from Disney. Adapted from the play, and based on Kyle Crichton's book "My Philadelphia Father," this story of a wildly wealthy eccentric, and the immigrant who arrives to be his butler, is always a crowd pleaser. Lesley Ann Warren and John Davidson make their screen debuts in this charming offering that the whole family can enjoy.
The last Disney film to be overseen by Walt himself, this lively musical follows the exploits of the rich, eccentric Biddle family, whose lavish home contains live alligators and a Bible-and-boxing school, in 1916 Philadelphia. Fred MacMurray, Greer Garson, Geraldine Page, Tommy Steele and, in their screen debuts, John Davidson and Lesley Ann Warren. The Sherman Brothers score includes "I'll Always Be Irish," "Let's Have a Drink on It," and "Fortuosity." Roadshow edition; 172 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: French, Spanish.