Sitting Pretty (1948)


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In this film, Clifton Webb stars as Lynn Belvedere, self-styled genius and expert on everything. Belvedere accepts the job of baby-sitting the troublesome children of Robert Young and Maureen O'Hara. At first the family chafes at Belvedere's imperiousness and unlimited resourcefulness, but gradually everyone grows quite fond of the man.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Gwen Davenport, F. Hugh Herbert, Frederick Hugh Herbert
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On DVD: Mar 16, 1999
Twentieth Century Fox


as Lynn Belvedere

as Edna Philby

as Mr. Appleton

as Hammond

as Bill Philby

as Ginger

as Mr. Ashcroft

as Mrs. Appleton

as Secretary

as Secretary

as Mr. Taylor

as Mr. McPherson

as Mrs. Ashcroft

as Mrs. Maypole

as Mrs. Phillips

as Cab Driver

as Cab Driver

as Mrs. Frisbee

as Mailman

as Mrs. Gibbs

as Maitre d'

as Mrs. Hammond

as Librarian

as Newsreel Man

as Jitterbug

as Jitterbug

as Jitterbug

as Jitterbug

as Mable

as Director

as Mrs. Goul
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All Critics (2)

This is the effete curmudgeon character film role that endeared the 60 -year-old Clifton Webb to the public and made him a star.

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Audience Reviews for Sitting Pretty

Utterly delightful bit of nonsense with Clifton Webb giving a gem of a performance that utilizes his abilities perfectly.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

The original Mr. Belvedere tale has much more charm than the obnoxious TV series that starred its title character. Clifton Webb is a wonderful eccentric in the film and his interactions with the kids are priceless.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

Clifton Webb's outstanding performance made him a household name at the time. Skillfully made, funny and very entertaining, good support, especially from Richard Haydn. Maureen O'Hara is great, Robert Young is bland. Well written.

James Higgins

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