B&N Audiobooks Subscription = SAVINGS. Sign Up Today for a Free Book!


Cary Grant
Director: Melville Shavelson Cast: Cary Grant
Cary Grant
, Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
, Martha Hyer
Martha Hyer
Melville Shavelson

DVD (Wide Screen / Subtitled / Dubbed)

$7.19 $8.99 Save 20% Current price is $7.19, Original price is $8.99. You Save 20%.
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for delivery by Wednesday, July 6


Cary Grant scored still another box-office smash with his 1958 vehicle Houseboat. Grant plays a widowed father who packs himself and his spoiled kiddies off to a ramshackle houseboat. Enter Sophia Loren, who is attempting to break loose from her tyrannical father's (Eduardo Cianelli) iron grip. She hires on as Grant's housekeeper and his children's governess. Though Grant struggles valiantly to maintain a "hands off" policy, he and Loren are billing and cooing by fadeout time--but not before plenty of reversals, recriminations and sitcom-style mishaps. As a bonus, the kids end up behaving like little angels (not surprising, since Loren has threatened from time to time to turn them into genuine angels if they don't toe the line). According to most sources, the on-screen romance between Cary Grant and Sophia Loren in Houseboat spilled over into their private lives as well, though Sophia put an end to this dalliance when she married Italian movie mogul Carlo Ponti.

Related collections and offers

Product Details

Release Date: 09/26/2017
UPC: 0032429283597
Original Release: 1958
Rating: NR
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:49:00
Sales rank: 1,158

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cary Grant Tom Winston
Sophia Loren Cinzia Zaccardi
Martha Hyer Caroline Gibson
Harry Guardino Angelo
Eduardo Ciannelli Arturo Zaccardi
Mimi Gibson Elizabeth Winston
Murray Hamilton Alan Wilson
Charles Herbert Robert Winston
Madge Kennedy Mrs. Farnsworth
John Litel Mr. Farnsworth
Werner Klemperer Harold Messner
Brooks Benedict Actor
Helen Brown Women in Laundromat
Mary Forbes British Society Woman
Kathleen Freeman Actor
Bill Hickman Handsome Man
Joe McTurk Pitchman
Pat Moran Clown
Gilda Oliva Pitch Saleswoman
Julian Rivero Spanish Diplomat
Wally Walker Actor
Marc Wilder Specialty Dancer
Paul Peterson David Winston

Technical Credits
Melville Shavelson Director,Screenwriter
Frank Bracht Editor
Sam Comer Set Decoration/Design
George Duning Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Ray Evans Score Composer
John P. Fulton Special Effects
John B. Goodman Art Director
Grace Gregory Set Decoration/Design
Charles Grenzbach Sound/Sound Designer
Hugo Grenzbach Sound/Sound Designer
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Ray June Cinematographer
Jay Livingstone Songwriter
Michael D. Moore Asst. Director
Hal Pereira Art Director
Jack Rose Producer,Screenwriter
Wally Westmore Makeup

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Taking the Children
2. Tour of Washington DC
3. Two Runaways
4. Robert Comes Back
5. Moving to the Country
6. New Home
7. Distant Family
8. Sharing the Chores
9. David Goes Overboard
10. Tom's Philosophy of Life
11. Learning English
12. A Date for Cinzia
13. Country Club Dance
14. Disappointment
15. Everything Goes

Customer Reviews