A Christmas Wish (The Great Rupert) (1950) - Rotten Tomatoes

A Christmas Wish (The Great Rupert) (1950)





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An enjoyable Durante vehicle, this movie boasts a family of acrobats who begin finding money all over their house. Turns out a squirrel has been stealing money from their skin-flint next door neighbor and hiding it in their house. When the FBI comes to investigate their sudden turn of luck, things get hectic but not too hectic for a little romance to be started on the side. Typical light-weight entry in the comedy arena, but still entertaining.

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Jimmy Durante
as Mr. Amendola
Terry Moore
as Rosalinda Amendola
Tom Drake
as Peter Dingle
Frank Orth
as Frank Dingle
Sara Haden
as Mrs. Katie Dingle
Queenie Smith
as Mrs. Amendola
Chick Chandler
as Phil Davis
Jimmy Conlin
as Joe Mahoney
Hugh Sanders
as Mulligan
Don Beddoe
as Mr. Haggerty
Candy Candido
as Molineri
Clancy Cooper
as Policeman
Frank Cady
as Tax Investigator
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I liked this a lot! It was clever and the characters are very likeable. It's something I will probably start watching every year!

Sarah Prisbylla
Sarah Prisbylla

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Charming is exactly the word for this movie, and cute too. A cute, nice little story about two families one richer and one poorer. It's a really good movie, and I liked it.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


Number 5 The 1950 Film a Christmas Wish aka The Great Rupert. Thought the copy I watched seemed more like a 1930 film because of condition, its still a movie worth watching this time of the year with the great Jimmy Durant in it. About a trained squireel and a family on the down and out, film shows many scenes of olden days which was cool, story line is excellent. As 100 dollar bills come down from heaven into this familys apartment, thanks to the help of the Great Rupert. 3 1/2 stars

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

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