Champagne for Caesar

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Overview

This cult-favorite comedy about an out-of-work genius who succeeds all too well as a game show contestant gets a simple presentation for its DVD release. Champagne for Caesar has been transferred to disc in its original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono. The dialogue is in English, with no multiple-language options included. As a bonus, this edition includes a collection of still photos and advertising artwork.
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Overview

This cult-favorite comedy about an out-of-work genius who succeeds all too well as a game show contestant gets a simple presentation for its DVD release. Champagne for Caesar has been transferred to disc in its original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono. The dialogue is in English, with no multiple-language options included. As a bonus, this edition includes a collection of still photos and advertising artwork.
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Special Features

Still and lobby card gallery
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
A neglected little gem of a movie that deserves to be far better known, Champagne for Caesar is one of those movies worth searching out. While it does have its flaws, such as direction that isn't as consistently strong as one might wish and an occasional tendency to treat its subject a bit too broadly, its assets are strong enough that they easily overcome these flaws. Fred Brady and Hans Jacoby have provided a witty screenplay that takes great delight in joyously throwing darts at any number of targets, all of which fall under the realm of that great monster, television. Even TV viewers aren't spared, but the writers' darts are rubber tipped, so that no one gets seriously hurt; besides, the audience will be too busy laughing to worry too much about whether they might also be included in the writers' jibes. The writers have also created some delightful characters for the cast, most of whom sink their teeth into the roles. Given the rare chance to play real comedy, Ronald Colman and Vincent Price have a field day. The former is the star, turning in a deft performance that is a treat, but even he gets upstaged by Price, whose outrageous turn as the soap magnate is simply priceless. Celeste Holm also seems to relish her change-of-pace role, giving a fresh and funny performance that is a joy. Only Art Linkletter falls a little short, when called upon to make his game show host a real character, but that shortcoming is understandable. Fans of film comedies will find this vintage Champagne quite to their taste.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/17/2002
  • UPC: 014381870428
  • Original Release: 1950
  • Rating:

  • Source: Image Entertainment
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Black & White
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:40:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 32,635

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ronald Colman Beauregard Bottomley
Celeste Holm Flame O'Neil
Vincent Price Burnbridge Waters
Barbara Britton Gwenn Bottomley
Art Linkletter Happy Hogan
Gabriel Heatter Announcer
George Fisher Announcer
Byron Foulger Gerald
Ellye Marshall Frosty
Vicki Raaf Waters's Secretary
Douglas Evans Radio Announcer
Lyle Talbot Executive
George Leigh Executive
John Hart Executive
Mel Blanc Caesar
Peter Brocco Fortune Teller
Brian O'Hara Buck
Jack Daly Scratch
Gordon Nelson Lecturer
Herbert Lytton Chuck Johnson
George Meader Mr. Brown
John Eldridge Executive
Technical Credits
Richard Whorf Director
Hugh Bennett Editor
Fred Brady Screenwriter
Paul Ivano Cinematographer
Hans Jacoby Screenwriter
Jacque Mapes Set Decoration/Design
George Moskov Producer
Harry M. Popkin Producer
Dimitri Tiomkin Score Composer
George C. VanMarter Art Director
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title [1:06]
2. Meet Caesar [3:08]
3. Happy Hogan [4:50]
4. Getting a Job [8:51]
5. "Masquerade for Money" [5:08]
6. Milady's a Hit! [5:39]
7. Happy's True Intentions [8:01]
8. What Bottomley Wants [4:36]
9. An Unexpected Visitor [5:05]
10. Flame O'Neil [11:48]
11. Secret Weapon in Place [9:48]
12. Driven Madly [4:51]
13. $20 Million or Nothing [6:56]
14. To Wed or Not to Wed [10:17]
15. The Final Question [5:47]
16. Champagne for Everyone! [3:30]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Feature Start
   Scene Selection
   Extra Features
      Photo Gallery
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