Antiseptic, over-long (there have been various cut-down versions) but not unpleasant Disney musical. MacMurray exudes characteristically quizzical charm as the eccentric Philadelphian millionaire with a penchant for fisticuffs and alligators, while Tommy Steele does a winsome Oirish act as the butler who takes care of problems that arise when his master's tomboy daughter (Warren) falls for a youth (Davidson) who initially doesn't quite come up to expectations. What with Greer Garson thrown in as MacMurray's gracious wife, it's all very bland and cosy. Best moment is when Gladys Cooper and Geraldine Page sing the respective praises of aristocratic and nouveau riche social graces in a nicely bitchy song called 'There Are Those'.
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Lesley Ann Warren