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The happiest millionaire.

The happiest millionaire.

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Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsPidgeon, Walter, 1897-1984., McClintic, Guthrie, 1893-1961., Jenkins, George, 1908-2007., Crichton, Kyle, 1896-1960., Biddle, Cordelia Drexel., Coe, Richard L. 1914-1995, annotator., Sam S. Shubert Theatre (Organization : Washington, D.C.), Richard L. Coe Theater Programs Collection (Library of Congress)
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LC ClassificationsPN2093 .C64 1995 no. H38
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (theater program).
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23660597M
LC Control Number2009657543

The book My Philadelphia Father by Kyle Crichton laid the foundation for the story. Crichton adapted his book for the Broadway stage. Crichton adapted his book for the Broadway stage. The play, now called The Happiest Millionaire, opened on Broadway on Novem at the Lyceum : $5,, The Happiest Millionaire is a musical film starring Fred MacMurray, based upon the true story of Philadelphia millionaire Anthony J. Drexel film, featuring music by the Sherman Brothers, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Costume Design by Bill screenplay is by A. J. Carothers and based on the play that was based on the book My Philadelphia Father by.

Among other things, they keep pet alligators in the conservatory, and operate a bible-and-boxing school in the Based on the book MY PHILADELPHIA FATHER by Kyle Chrichton. Direction: Norman Tokar Actors: Fred MacMurray, Geraldine Page, Gladys Cooper, Special Features: Wide Screen Language: English Year: The Happiest Millionaire5/5(4).   The Happiest Millionaire - After the monumental success of Mary Poppins, Walt Disney was on a mission to make another blockbuster film musical that could follow it up. He believed he had found the source material in a play based on a book about the life of Cordelia Drexel Biddle called The Happiest Millionaire.

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 Actors: Fred Macmurray.   Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group Watch Your Footwork Eddie Hodges The Happiest Millionaire ℗ Buena Vista Records Released on: Unknown, Other: Dasha Smith Unknown.


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The hilarious Disney musical The Happiest Millionaire, based on the play by Kyle Crichton and the book, My Philadelphia Father by Cordelia Drexel The happiest millionaire. book (from the back cover) screenplay by A.J. Carothers; lyrics by Richard A. and Robert B. Sherman, TK,: A.

Carothers. The Happiest Millionaire. by suggested by the book My Philadelphia Father by Cordelia Drexel Biddle and Kyle Crichton Kyle Crichton (Author), Kyle Crichton (Author), Cordelia Drexel Biddle (Author) & /5(3). Based on the musical of the same name, Fred McMurray (My Three Sons) plays Mr.

Biddle who is also the happiest millionaire in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and perhaps the entire world. His daughter, Cordelia, is played by then newcomer Lesley Ann Warren. His wife is played by film legend, Greer Garson/5(). The Happiest Millionaire. Kyle Crichton. Rating details 8 ratings 1 review.

Pidgeon returns to the stage after a couple of centuries in Hollywood as Anthony J. Drexel Biddle, Cordelia's enthusiastic but unpredictable father/5. Being a huge lover of the Walt Disney musical "The Happiest Millionaire" I was very involved when reading the memoir by the real Cordelia Drexel Biddle that inspired the film.

For those who are deep lovers of both history and the movie, this book is a good read, providing further insight into beloved personas and confirming that quite a few of the film's zany and humorous scenes were based on /5. The Happiest Millionaire has an unexplained and odd premise, that Fred MacMurray is running a Bible and boxing school.

The only thing that even alludes to it is one song, "Strengthen the Dwelling," and in the film you can't hear most of the words.5/5(4).

Compare book prices from overbooksellers. Find The Happiest Millionaire. () by Kyle Crichton, Sugges/5(7). Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) The Happiest Millionaire is a pleasant, tuneful, tasteful musical that is also over-long and uneven. The overall effect, however, is one of pleasure and the movie 50%.

Tommy Steele looks as if he is having a lot of fun, and that feeling is contagious. 'Happiest Millionaire' was released inthe year after Walt Disney died, but he loved this film.

The music is by the Sherman brothers, the same duo who gave us the unforgettable tunes in 'Mary Poppins.'/10(K). Get this from a library. The happiest millionaire. [Kyle Crichton] -- A lucky young Irish immigrant, John Lawless, lands a job as the butler of an unconventional millionaire, Biddle.

Biddle likes to keep alligators for pets and teaches boxing at his daily Bible. Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle Sr. (–) was a millionaire whose fortune allowed him to pursue theatricals, self-published writing, athletics, and Christianity on a full-time basis.

He was the man upon whom the book My Philadelphia Father and the play and film The Happiest Millionaire were based.

He trained men in hand-to-hand combat in both World War I and World War II, was a fellow of Born: October 1,Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. In fact she rates 'The Happiest Millionaire' as high as her all time fave Calamity Jane, hence our 5* rating.

This is the `road-show' version of the movie and has all the cut scenes restored (these were cut at first release in an attempt to boost audience figures) - hence the film's length of minutes on this or: Norman Tokar. By Kyle Crichton 6 - HAPPIEST MILLIONAIRE. By Kyle Crichton.

$ Free shipping. About this item. Condition. Good. Seller Notes. Book is in typical used-Good Condition. Will show signs of wear to cover and/or pages. There may be underlining, highlighting, and or writing. May not include supplemental items (like discs, access codes, dust. The Happiest Millionaire () cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.

The Happiest Millionaire was an ensemble piece with many strong characters contributing important bits to the story. There were so many good performances that it doesn't seem right to leave anyone out, yet space requires it. Trich Zaitoon played Aunt Mary Drexel, the thorn in Biddle's side. The Happiest Millionaire is a musical film starring Fred MacMurray and based upon the true story of Philadelphia millionaire Anthony J.

Drexel Biddle. The film received an Academy Award nomination for Costume Design by Bill Thomas. The musical song score is by Robert and Richard Sherman.

The screenplay is by AJ Carothers based on the play that was based on the book My Philadelphia Father. Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group Fortuosity (From "The Happiest Millionaire") Tommy Steele The Happiest Millionaire ℗ Buena Vista Records Released on: Unknown.

She co-wrote (with Kyle Crichton) the book upon which both the movie and play "The Happiest Millionaire" were based, "My Philadelphia Father". After her divorce from Angier Buchanan Duke (who, unlike his character in the movie, was actually more than a decade her senior), she made a far happier marriage to architect Thomas Robertson, a marriage which lasted until his death in Philanthropist and socialite (a friend of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor).

Her father, Anthony J. Drexel Biddle, inspired her book (The Happiest Millionaire) and subsequent Broadway play and movie. Her first husband was grandson of the founder of Duke Tobacco (later American Tobacco).Occupation: Writer.

The Happiest Millionaire. likes 5 talking about this. A fan page dedicated to the Disney musical starring Fred MacMurray, Greer Garson, Geraldine Page, Tommy Steele, Lesley Ann Followers:. The Happiest Millionaire. likes 3 talking about this. Irish immigrant John receives a "fortuitous" job working for eccentric millionaire Anthony Biddle and re-tells what he experiences and sees Followers: Popular Videos - The Happiest Millionaire The Happiest Millionaire - Topic The Happiest Millionaire () The Beginning/The End [VHS] Ap Let's Play "Disney Fake Book" - .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.5/