The Happiest Millionaire

The Happiest Millionaire
The Happiest Millionaire
The Happiest Millionaire
  • G
  • 2h 50m
  • 1967
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Pet alligators roaming the conservatory, a Bible-and-boxing school in the stables, and a delightfully eccentric millionaire make for unrestrained pandemonium in this musical extravaganza! Fred MacMurray presides over a Philadelphia mansion where just about anything can happen!
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Common Sense Says
Some drinking in long, corny Disney musical.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Happiest Millionaire is a 1967 Disney musical in which Fred MacMurray plays an eccentric wealthy man who teaches boxing and keeps alligators as pets. There's one extended scene in a tavern where two of the lead characters trade off singing duties while chugging several mugs of beer. This drinking culminates in a bar brawl -- synchronized to the music, of course -- that leads to one of the characters getting arrested and waking up with a hangover. Also, there's some wine and champagne drinking at dinner parties and fancy soirees, and cigar smoking throughout. Overall, this is standard, mostly wholesome Disney musical fare from the 1960s; it's the last movie Walt Disney himself was personally involved with before he died. The length of the movie (two hours and 21 minutes), coupled with some dated corniness, will make this difficult to sit through for younger and more restless kids. It's best for those who are already fans of movie musicals.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Family
  • Release Date:June 23, 1967
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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