Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)

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Comedy. A lawyer, Bill Cole, recounts to us the story of how his friend Jim Blandings had a major upheaval when he tried to move to the country. Advertising agent Jim lives with his wife Muriel and their two daughters in a New York apartment which never has enough room. Jim decides it would be nice to buy a spacious house in the Connecticut countryside, and he duly buys an old wreck which is very far from the steal he took it to be. As it becomes clear that the house will need completely rebuilding from the ground up, the bills start to mount. Furthermore, at work he is saddled with having to come up with a good new slogan for a piece of ham called Wham. In the end, the Blandings' maid says something which would work perfectly as a slogan, and with his job secured, the family's problems are solved.

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