Film: The Unsinkable Molly Brown

Opened: June 11, 1964

Directed by: Charles Walters

Starring: Debbie Reynolds, Harve Presnell, Ed Begley, Jack Kruschen, Hermione Baddeley, Vassili Lambrinos, Martita Hunt, Harvey Lembeck, Maria Karnilova & Audrey Christie

Based on the true story of Titanic survivor Margaret Brown, The Unsinkable Molly Brown is a fun musical that follows its main character’s transition to high society.

Molly Tobin (Debbie Reynolds) dreams of learning to read and write and finding a rich man to marry. While her new husband Johnny Brown (Harve Presnell) isn’t rich, they find they’re living on a gold mine. The two struggle to adapt to their new found wealth and be accepted in society.

Reynolds gives her best performance in this film, which landed her only Academy Awardnomination. She gets to play around and be loud but handles the drama and sophistication of the second of half of the film.

The cinematography is beautiful, and the set decoration shows the stark contrast of their life before and after money.

Final say: This film is unsinkable. ★★★★☆

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