Cary Grant is hilarious as a successful New York advertising executive who wants to escape the confines of his family's tiny midtown apartment. So he designs his dream home in the suburbs and discovers the project wasn't as easy as it seemed. The house gets larger. The bills get bigger. The problems just won't go away.
Eventually, the whole affair becomes a nightmare—a very funny nightmare—that left audiences laughing in 1948 and will have you in stitches, too.
Directed by H.C. Potter and co-starring Myrna Loy and Melvyn Douglas, this is the comedic masterpiece that inspired the popular 1987 movie The Money Pit.
It's an adventure in homeowning that strikes a familiar chord with everyone who's ever bought a house.