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Houseboat (1958) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Melville Shavelson and produced by Jack Rose.

Academy Awards 1958 --- Ceremony Number 31 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - SongMusic and Lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray EvansNominated
Best WritingMelville Shavelson, Jack RoseNominated
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Classic Films in Focus: HOUSEBOAT (1958)

By Jennifer Garlen on Apr 21, 2015 From Virtual Virago

Cary Grant and Sophia Loren make a charming pair in Melville Shavelson's romantic comedy, Houseboat (1958), which earned Oscar nominations for both its screenplay and the song, "Almost in Your Arms." Their chemistry is hardly surprising, given that Grant had fallen hard for Loren during the filming ... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: HOUSEBOAT (1958)

By Jennifer Garlen on Apr 21, 2015 From Virtual Virago

Cary Grant and Sophia Loren make a charming pair in Melville Shavelson's romantic comedy, Houseboat (1958), which earned Oscar nominations for both its screenplay and the song, "Almost in Your Arms." Their chemistry is hardly surprising, given that Grant had fallen hard for Loren during the filming ... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: HOUSEBOAT (1958)

By Jennifer Garlen on Apr 21, 2015 From Virtual Virago

Cary Grant and Sophia Loren make a charming pair in Melville Shavelson's romantic comedy, Houseboat (1958), which earned Oscar nominations for both its screenplay and the song, "Almost in Your Arms." Their chemistry is hardly surprising, given that Grant had fallen hard for Loren during the filming ... Read full article


Cary Grant DVD Giveaway: Houseboat (Twitter Contest Week of January 26)

By Annmarie Gatti on Jan 28, 2015 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Cary Grant “Houseboat” DVD Giveaway! Entry Task for this week’s Twitter Contest. Okay, this is it – our forth and final Cary Grant DVD Giveaway on Twitter this month! This week CMH is giving away a copy of the romantic comedy, “Houseboat,” starring Cary and the beautiful Cinzia, oops I mean So... Read full article


Houseboat(1958).

By Dawn Sample on May 30, 2013 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Houseboat (1958). Romantic/comedy starring Cary Grant, Sophia Loren, Martha Hyer, Paul Petersen, Charles Herbert and Mimi Gibson. Directed by Melville Shavelson, who also directed the original 1968 version of Yours, Mine and Ours. When Tom Winston, takes custody of his three children Elizabeth, Da... Read full article


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Quotes from

Angelo Donatello: My brother once took a dame like that to the Sons of Italy Ball. Boom! He's married and ever since, he's been having sons of Italy all over the place. You know what I mean?


Cinzia Zaccardi: (finding out Tom Winters just got engaged) Married???
Tom Winters: That was what I was about to tell you.
Cinzia Zaccardi: Please, would you do me the honor to go straight to hell. If I don't say it right, I don't care!


Angelo Donatello: Did you make up your mind about the boat? You wanna rent, do you wanna buy, you wanna make a deal?
Tom Winters: It's a leaky, broken down soggy derelict that'll probably sink and dump us all into the river --- but I wouldn't think of living any other place. Yeh, I'll make a deal.


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Facts about

Carlo Ponti obtained a Mexican divorce from his first wife and married Sophia Loren by proxy, while she was in Hollywood, filming Houseboat (1958) - and dating co-star Cary Grant (17 September 1957).
Cary Grant initially accepted his role in Houseboat (1958) because he was dating Sophia Loren, whom he was madly in love with. After she married someone else, Grant, heartbroken, wanted to back out. He couldn't, but the director made sure the production was a smooth one.
Parts of the movie, Houseboat, were filmed in Fort Washington, Maryland on the Potomac River and Piscataway Creek at the present site of Fort Washington marina.
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