The Unsinkable Molly Brown

Two Bright Lights: In Memory of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher

Charles Walters
Not Rated
Run Time: 
128 mins
Debbie Reynolds, Harve Presnell, Ed Begley

Not only was Molly Brown unsinkable, so is the musical based on her amazing life. Released in 1964, "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" gave Debbie Reynolds one of her most memorable roles and earned her an Academy Award nomination (she lost to Julie Andrews in "Mary Poppins"). Paired with Harve Presnell, fresh from the Broadway version, Reynolds and Presnell sparkle as Molly and Johnny Brown, well-meaning but gauche nouveau millionaires who take on stuffy Denver society (who are loathe to admit that they are nouveau riche as well). During their Molly-guided quest for "respectability," the pair learns that old adage--all the money in the world can't buy happiness or contentment.