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Houseboat 1958

Updated on July 16, 2014

Houseboat - Cary Grant and Sophia Loren

Recently widowed Tom Winston gets the cold shoulder while trying to reunite with his three young, estranged children.

Through a series of coincidences that only 1950s Hollywood could create,Tom:

  • meets Cinzia, an Italian socialite rebelling against her father's control

  • hires a maid that can't cook or do laundry

  • buys a house in the country

  • losses that house when it's run over by a train (yes, run over by a train)

  • buys a dilapidated houseboat

  • gets marooned

  • gets the girl

  • gets a different girl

  • gets married

And, of course, they all live happily ever after.

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Houseboat 1958 - Cary Grant and Sophia Loren
Houseboat 1958 - Cary Grant and Sophia Loren

Houseboat 1958

Romantic Comedy, Classic Films

Directed by:
Melville Shavelson

Cary Grant

Sophia Loren


  • Oscar Nomination for Best Original Song: "Almost in Your Arms (Love Song from Houseboat)"

  • Oscar Nomination for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen

  • Golden Globe Nomination for Best Supporting Actor - Harry Guardino

  • Golden Laurel Award for Top Male Comedy Performance - Cary Grant

  • Golden Laurel Award for Top Comedy

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      christopherwell 6 years ago

      Yes! My wife and I love the old Cary Grant movies.