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Adapted from the book and play of the same name, The Happiest Millionaire is the (mostly) true story of eccentric Philadelphia millionaire Anthony J. Drexel Biddle (Fred MacMurray). The Biddle mansion is the gathering place for a pugilistic boxing class, pet alligators and would-be opera singers. Cordelia Biddle (Lesley Ann Warren), the daughter of Anthony and his wife (Greer Garson), wants to marry wealthy and handsome Angie Duke (John Davidson), but Angie's parents are shocked by the Biddles' freewheeling lifestyle. Thanks in part to the ebullient intervention of John Lawless (Tommy Steele), the Biddles' butler, all misunderstandings are eventually swept away. Like Disney's previous [[Feature~V31639~Mary Poppins~marypoppins]], The Happiest Millionaire is decked out with a vibrant musical score by Richard and Robert Sherman, but the magic is somehow lacking this time around. This was the last live-action film to personally supervised by Walt Disney; released several months after Disney's death, the film was made available in 141-minute and 164-minute versions. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Tommy Steele New Star of the Year - Male 1967 Nominee

Cast

Fred MacMurray
as Anthony J. Drexel Biddle
Tommy Steele
as John Lawless
Greer Garson
as Mrs. Cordelia Biddle
Geraldine Page
as Mrs. Duke
Gladys Cooper
as Aunt Mary Drexel
Hermione Baddeley
as Mrs. Worth
Lesley Ann Warren
as Miss Cordelia (Cordy) Biddle
John Davidson
as Angie Duke
Sean McClory
as Sgt. Flanagan
Aron Kincaid
as Walter Blakely
Larry Merrill
as Charlie Taylor
Norman Grabowski
as Joe Turner
Joan Marshall
as Maid
Paul Petersen
as Tony Biddle
Eddie Hodges
as Livingston Biddle

Crew

Norman Tokar
Director
Walt Disney
Producer
Kyle Crichton
Play Author
A.J. Carothers
Screenwriter
Edward Colman
Cinematographer
Robert B. Sherman
Composer (Music Score)
Robert B. Sherman
Songwriter
Richard M. Sherman
Composer (Music Score)
Richard M. Sherman
Songwriter
Cotton Warburton
Editor
Carroll Clark
Art Director
Emile Kuri
Set Designer
Eustace Lycett
Special Effects
Marc Breaux
Choreography
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