An unjustly neglected, extremely funny jab at the media empire and the world of big business. Beauregard Bottomley (Ronald Colman) is an unemployed genius who holds a Ph.D., skims the encyclopedia for enjoyment and never forgets a thing he’s read. He applies for work at a soap company owned by Burbridge Waters (Vincent Price) but is rebuffed by the suds magnate. Beauregard is so annoyed by the treatment he receives at Waters’s hands that he decides to bankrupt the company by becoming a contestant on the popular radio quiz show. Broadly handled but squarely on-target in its satire of the media, Champagne for Caesar is nimbly helmed by direct [Richard] Whorf and benefits considerably from its talented cast. Colman’s typically understated style meshes nicely with Holm’s,and they provide an appropriate foil for Price’s deliberately hamminess as the megalomaniacal mogul…Denied a full run upon its initial release and broadcast on television in trucated form, this unexpected if modest delight is likely to leave you howling.
— The Movie Guide.
1.67GB | 1h 39mn | 708×531 | mkv
Subtitles:English, Portuguese (muxed)