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FULL SYNOPSIS

This comedy stars Ronald Colman as Beauregard Bottomley, a self-styled genius in need of a job. He applies for a position with a large soap company, but Burnbridge Walters (Vincent Price), the firm's willfully eccentric president, falls into a "trance" while interviewing Beauregard and decides not to give him the job. When Beauregard overhears his sister Gwenn (Barbara Britton) listening to a game show sponsored by Walters' soap company, he discovers the perfect means to get revenge -- each time a contestant answers a question correctly, they double their prize money. Beauregard gets a spot on the show and starts winning -- and doesn't stop. Before long, the company owes him $40 million and Beauregard hasn't even broken a sweat. Beauregard is poised to bankrupt Walters and destroy his company, so the soap tycoon persuades Flame O'Neal (Celeste Holm) to pose as a nurse who will (a) find out if there's anything Beauregard doesn't know, and (b) distract him romantically. While a critical success and something of a cult item, Champagne for Caesar was a box office disappointment on its initial release; Ronald Colman appeared in only two more films before his death eight years later. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

Ronald Colman
as Beauregard Bottomley
Celeste Holm
as Flame O'Neil
Vincent Price
as Burnbridge Waters
Barbara Britton
as Gwenn Bottomley
Byron Foulger
as Gerald
Ellye Marshall
as Frosty
Lyle Talbot
as Executive
George Leigh
as Executive
John Hart
as Executive
Mel Blanc
as Caesar
Peter Brocco
as Fortune Teller
Jack Daly
as Scratch
Gordon Nelson
as Lecturer
George Meader
as Mr. Brown

Crew

Richard Whorf
Director
Hans Jacoby
Screenwriter
Fred Brady
Screenwriter
Paul Ivano
Cinematographer
Dimitri Tiomkin
Composer (Music Score)
Jacque Mapes
Set Designer
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