Sunday, September 20, 2015

Champagne for Caesar

A spoof of both mindless television and intellectualism, debonair Ronald Colman is classy and funny as the genius who decides to break a game show run by network producer Vincent Price--said to be playing a thinly veiled version of NBC's Pat Weaver. I first saw it on television in the early 1980s and  found it one of the funniest films I'd ever seen. Watching it again tonight on YouTube, I stand by that...although modern audiences aren't likely to appreciate the topicality of it all.

Colman and Price were reunited nearly a decade later for THE STORY OF MANKIND, often present on lists of the WORST movies ever made!

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