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      The Great Rupert

      Released Mar 1, 1950 1h 26m Holiday Comedy List
      Reviews 51% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Louie Amendola (Jimmy Durante), once a vaudeville performer with his wife and daughter, hasn't been getting any work, and, as Christmas approaches, his family is homeless. They find a room at Frank Dingle's (Frank Orth) house, but don't know how they'll pay the rent. Then the money Frank's been hiding in the ceiling above their apartment lands in the Amendolas' hands when a crafty squirrel heaves it out of its hiding space, causing more complications within the household. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      StephenPaul C LOL, the funniest 01 hour: and 26 minutes of holiday loving!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Anything with Jimmy Durante is good, but some of the scenes with the squirrel were corny, thus four stars. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member A fun family film among the thousands buried by time. The stop-action animation is a treat to see in today's high tech world. With Jimmy Durante, too! Enjoy! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member good xmas vehicle for durante Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member I found this obscure christmas movie ten years ago. One of my sure fire favorite black and white movies. I watch it every christmas. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member A cute very corny that centres around a hard luck family who are penniless & move into a home but don't know how they can pay rent & the landlord's squirrel accidentally throw money through the roof of the house & the family assumes it's a miracle from god. Filled with many likeable scenes although this is a low key film it has the charm to pull it off. Jimmy Durante is tolerable as the father of the family & the landlord's son delivers a strong performance. It's a nice holiday film that is seldom mentioned in Christmas film lists. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Louie Amendola (Jimmy Durante), once a vaudeville performer with his wife and daughter, hasn't been getting any work, and, as Christmas approaches, his family is homeless. They find a room at Frank Dingle's (Frank Orth) house, but don't know how they'll pay the rent. Then the money Frank's been hiding in the ceiling above their apartment lands in the Amendolas' hands when a crafty squirrel heaves it out of its hiding space, causing more complications within the household.
      Director
      Irving Pichel
      Producer
      George Pal
      Production Co
      George Pal Productions
      Genre
      Holiday, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 1, 1950, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 1, 2011
      Runtime
      1h 26m
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