Belvedere: Reading your blog today I'm tempted to check out the original films. Belvedere accepts the only job available and becomes a hasher at a sorority house, where Bill's mother is the house mother. Belvedere pretends to be 77-years-old to trick his way into a senior citizens' home where he helps invigorate the current residents. Belvedere explains that he did not make the comments for publication and intends to sue the university and Ellen. Dean Gibbs presents Belvedere with his degree and in return Belvedere presents Gibbs with a copy of the latest issue of Look magazine featuring Ellen's article and a cover photograph of the presentation Gibbs has made only seconds before. Belvedere invites Tacey to dance.
Ellen, Bill, his mother and others come to the jail and Ellen arranges to have the charges dropped and presents Belvedere with her article. Later, Tacey and Edna attend a night lecture. It might not have been so bad if the much-too-young actors playing the elderly folks weren't so phony. The series is based on the Lynn Aloysius Belvedere character created by Gwen Davenport for her 1947 novel Belvedere, which was later adapted into the 1948 film Sitting Pretty. The character of Belvedere proved so popular, Webb reprised his role in two more movies: 1949 and 1951.
Belvedere attempts to enter using a fire escape and ledge, but is spotted by two policemen who follow him and find him hiding in Davy's room. Bill then introduces Ellen to his mother, who assumes the young woman is a member of a socially prominent family. George was initially uncomfortable hiring the worldly Belvedere but eventually came to appreciate the Englishman's friendship as well as his expert culinary skills. Belvedere quickly wins over the boys, but his superior attitude annoys Harry. Belvedere Rings The Bell wherein Belvedere goes underground to live in an old folks home in order to pen an expose, like the first film in reverse. The college allows him to join the students with the proviso that he attract no publicity, his book about suburban life touched off a firestorm, after all. A mostly grownup Shirley Temple co-stars in this totally charming and funny 1949 prequel to Animal House.
This time, Harry is not so understanding. He has won a large cash award, but the bequeathing foundation requires that the winner must have a college degree, which Belvedere lacks. When Ellen then denies knowing him, the police arrest him as a Peeping Tom. The informant flees, with Hammond and others in hot pursuit. The film also inspired the television series , starring , which first aired in 1985.
The gossip eventually reaches Horatio J. The sitcom stars Christopher Hewett in the title role, who takes a job as a butler with an American family headed by George Owens, played by Bob Uecker. At the annual commencement ceremony on campus, President Keating congratulates Belvedere on keeping his word about publicity and notoriety. A Life At The Movies. They are spotted dancing cheek to cheek by Appleton and his equally inquisitive mother, and the malicious rumors start again. It stars , , and. Belvedere film, Sitting Pretty: In this scene from Sitting Pretty, Clifton Webb displays his unique ability to deliver a cutting put-down: Mr.
He was known for his stage appearances in the plays of Noel Coward, notably Blithe Spirit, as well as appearances on Broadway in a number of very successful musical revues. Sponsored Content Write a comment:. Unlike his older siblings, Wesley never seemed to get along with Belvedere, but even he came to appreciate the British native's regularly-dispensed advice. Belvedere takes a job as a babysitter for three hard-to-handle children. Later, at an intramural sports competition, Belvedere is content to read in the stands until Corny explains to him that they can immediately stop wearing their demeaning freshman caps if the freshman team wins the contest. In later years, Marsha graduated from law school and got her first job, and Kevin and Heather graduated from high school and entered college.
He hires Harry and Bill to defend him, then reveals the source of much of his information: none other than Clarence Appleton. He starts spreading scandalous rumors linking Belvedere and Tacey romantically. Despite their misgivings and Belvedere's declaration that he detests children , the Kings reluctantly agree to a trial period. Already trained in dance and theater, he quit school at age 13 to study music and painting. The sitcom stars Christopher Hewett in the title role, who takes a job as a housekeeper with an American family headed by George Owens, played by Bob Uecker.
Belvedere Goes to College 1949 2011-10-09 Clifton Webb reprises his role from Sitting Pretty, and he's very entertaining in this film, even though the plot itself isn't that engaging. Here's the opening to Mr. The commentaries on Season 3 are interesting in that it seems that the actors have some perspective on things and feel the show was pretty odd as well. There are a couple of laughs but way too many maudlin moments - it's the film that killed the franchise after all. The series is based on the Lynn Aloysius Belvedere character created by Gwen Davenport for her 1947 novel Belvedere, which was later adapted into the 1948 film Sitting Pretty.