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A Christmas Wish (The Great Rupert)

A Christmas Wish (The Great Rupert) (1950)


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Release Date: Mar 1, 1950 Wide

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Release Date: Mar 1, 1950 Wide



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Jimmy Durante plays the patriarch of a down-on-their-luck family of acrobats, who suddenly finds a great deal of money hidden in his house amid the depths of the Great Depression. The authorities suspect Durante of being a thief, but in fact the culprit is a benevolent little squirrel named Rupert. This clever critter has been pilfering money from the obnoxious, wealthy miser who lives in the adjoining house and who decided to stash most of his funds in the wall separating the two residences.


Kids & Family, Classics, Comedy

Laszlo Vadnay

Nov 4, 2003

Legend Films

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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.
November 17, 2010

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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
November 17, 2010
Bruce Bruce

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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!
December 19, 2010

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