Houseboat DVD

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$5.98
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
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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 110 Minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Studio: Paramount Catalog
  • DVD Release Date: January 1, 2013
  • Director: Melville Shavelson
  • Cast: Cary Grant , Sophia Loren , Martha Hyer , Harry Guardino , Eduardo Ciannelli , Murray Hamilton
  • Genre: Romance
  • Release Date: 1958

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4.6

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4.6

(based on 36 reviews)

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Pros

  • Entertaining (32)
  • Engaging characters (25)
  • Original (16)
  • Great cinematography (11)
  • High production value (9)

Cons

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  • At home (32)
  • Adult viewers (15)
  • Perfect gift (15)
  • Younger viewers (12)
  • Travel (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (25), Casual viewer (6), Avid moviegoer (4)

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4.0

Romantic comedy

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from Vista, CA

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  • Entertaining
  • Original

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    • At Home

    Comments about this product:

    Fun to watch how story developes and becomes a bit suprising.

     
    5.0

    This was another great movie by Grant made with kids

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    from Oklahoma

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    Pros

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

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      Comments about this product:

      A fantastic family movie

       
      5.0

      oldie but goodie

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      from Denver,Colorado

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      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining

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        • Adult Viewers
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        Comments about this product:

        Cary Grant 1 of my all time favorite actors,does not disappoint in this film.

         
        5.0

        If you love Cary Grant you love this movie Sofia Lauryn what

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        from Canadensis pennsylvania

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        Pros

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

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          • At Home
          • Gre If You Neve
          • If Yo It's A Good Family

          Comments about this product:

          I watched all my movies at home if you love Cary Grant and would love this Sophia Loren priceless if you never seen it before you must watch it its funny and its just a good movie if you love Cary Grant you'll love it

           
          5.0

          One of my favorites!

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          from Crete, IL

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          Comments about this product:

          Watch it over and over...

           
          4.0

          "Presto presto, do your very besto"

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          from new jersey

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          Pros

          • Entertaining
          • High Production Value

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            • At Home
            • In The Car
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            • 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

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            from Vancouver, Canada

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            Pros

            • Engaging Characters
            • Entertaining

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              Comments about this product:

              Entertaining and fun.

               
              5.0

              Classic Movie

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              from Philadelphia, PA

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              Pros

              • Entertaining

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                Comments about this product:

                Cary Grant movie that is for the family...

                 
                5.0

                Must see!

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                from Brooklyn, NY

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                Pros

                • Engaging Characters
                • Entertaining

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                  • Adult Viewers
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                  Comments about this product:

                  Cary Grant and Sophia Loren are wonderful together!

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Dolce ! Dolce !

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                  from Baytown, Texas

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                        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

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                        from Augusta AR

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                        Pros

                        • Engaging Characters
                        • Entertaining
                        • Original

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                          Comments about this product:

                          Lifts the spirit during elections

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Family Fun

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                          from Texas

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                          Pros

                          • Engaging Characters
                          • Entertaining

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                            • At Home
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                            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!

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                            from St. Louis, MO

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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

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                            from Myrtle Beach, SC

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                            Pros

                            • Engaging Characters
                            • Entertaining
                            • Original

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                              Comments about this product:

                              Good old romantic comedy.

                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              super movie

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                              from palm desert, ca

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                              Pros

                              • Engaging Characters
                              • Entertaining

                              Cons

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

                                good relaxing entertainment

                                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                A "fun for all" movie.

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                                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

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                                from Sebring, FL

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                                Pros

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

                                Cons

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                                  • At Home
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                                  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

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                                  from ND

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                                  Pros

                                  • Engaging Characters
                                  • Entertaining
                                  • Original

                                  Cons

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                                    • At Home
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                                    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

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                                    from Indian Trial North Carolina

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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

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                                      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
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                                        • Special Needs

                                        Comments about this product:

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

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