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Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

Released 1948
Distributor Selznick Releasing

Even today, 60 years later, the money-pit jokes in this picture still resonate. Cary Grant’s attempt to build a house in the country leads to predictable disaster. Remade as The Money Pit and Are We Done Yet?, but this one’s the best.

About Mark Pellington

Mark Pellington directs feature films, television, commercials and music videos. His film credits include Going All the Way (with Ben Affleck and Jeremy Davies), Arlington Road (with Jeff Bridges and Tim Robbins),  The Mothman Prophecies (with Richard Gere and Laura Linney), Henry Poole is Here (with Luke Wilson) and I Melt with You  (starring Thomas Jane, Jeremy Piven, Rob Lowe and Christian McKay. He also co-directed the fabulous 3-D concert film U-2 3-D.