Thursday, February 19, 2015
Episode #24 - Champagne for Caesar
In this episode of The Fantastic Films of Vincent Price Dr. Gangrene takes a look at the quirky comedy CHAMPAGNE FOR CAESAR, 1950, starring Ronald Colman, Celeste Holm, and Vincent Price. It was directed by Richard Whorf. Price plays the Burnbridge Waters, the owner of the Milady Soap company and sponsor of the popular Quiz show Masquerade for Money. An eccentric genius named Beauregard Bottemley appears on the show and begins cleaning up, answering question after question correctly until he threatens to bankrupt the company. Throw in a couple of quirky romances, an alcoholic parrot and Art Linkletter as TV host Happy Hogan, and you have all the ingredients of a classic screwball comedy.
About this series:
Dr. Gangrene, Physician of Fright and Award-winning Nashville-based TV Horror Host (aka writer/film historian Larry Underwood) explores the films of the merchant of menace, Vincent Price, in chronological order from first to last, approaching them from a scholarly perspective, offering commentary, review and criticism.