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Mrs. Winterbourne (1996)

Starring DL faves Ricki Lake, Shirley MacLaine, and Brendan Fraser. The plot surrounds a trashy pregnant Jersey girl (Lake) who after a tragic accident is mistaken for the pregnant daughter-in-law of wealthy Mrs. Winterbourne (MacLaine). A box office bomb ($10m on a $25m budget) with horrible reviews, but it’s actually campy fun. A movie only a gay could love.

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by Anonymousreply 32February 11, 2024 4:09 PM

I can't stand Rikki Lake and avoid her presence in film

by Anonymousreply 1February 10, 2024 6:11 PM

It was a remake of a terrific French suspense film called (in English) I Married A Shadow. Watch that instead.

by Anonymousreply 2February 10, 2024 6:12 PM

This one of those movies that on cable constantly back in the 90s.

by Anonymousreply 3February 10, 2024 6:12 PM

I liked it.

by Anonymousreply 4February 10, 2024 6:14 PM

No, it's a POS made by a shit director.

by Anonymousreply 5February 10, 2024 6:15 PM

It was a remake of No Man of Her Own (1950).

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by Anonymousreply 6February 10, 2024 6:15 PM

R5 Richard Benjamin made a ton of shit films: His other films as a director include City Heat (1984), The Money Pit (1986), My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988), Mermaids (1990), Made in America (1993), Milk Money (1994), and Marci X (2003).

by Anonymousreply 7February 10, 2024 6:20 PM

“He’ll bawl his head off if he doesn’t have my tits on hand!”

Who wrote this shit?

by Anonymousreply 8February 10, 2024 6:22 PM

Marci X is a guilty pleasure for me.

by Anonymousreply 9February 10, 2024 6:23 PM

R9 Marci X is one of the most ridiculous movies ever made. It’s amazing it was greenlit. It would never be made now days.

by Anonymousreply 10February 10, 2024 6:25 PM

Richard Benjamin is reportedly a nice man, but the films he directs are almost all terrible.

Mrs. Winterbourne is bad, but not unwatchable, yet it’s nothing compared to the original, more noir-ish melodrama No Man of Her Own starring Stanwyck, which was based on the novel I Married a Dead Man by homosexual drunkard genius Cornell Woolrich (as William Irish).

If you like detective and crime fiction with a noir feel, Cornell Woolrich is a good bet for you.

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by Anonymousreply 11February 10, 2024 6:57 PM

This Richard Benjamin, he has been around forever and married to Paula Prentiss forever

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by Anonymousreply 12February 10, 2024 7:11 PM

Every time I see Paula Prentiss I can't help but think about her little sister and lookalike Ann:

(Ann) Prentiss was convicted in a California court of a 1996 assault against her father, and a subsequent threat against members of her family. The district attorney claimed that Prentiss, while incarcerated on the assault charge, had attempted to hire another inmate to kill three people, including her father and actor-director Richard Benjamin, her brother-in-law. On July 23, 1997, the court sentenced her to 19 years in prison. (from Wikipedia)

by Anonymousreply 13February 10, 2024 7:24 PM

R13 Ann died in prison on January 12, 2010.

by Anonymousreply 14February 10, 2024 7:28 PM

This is wild r13

by Anonymousreply 15February 10, 2024 7:49 PM

Geena Davis resembled Paula Prentiss in face and figure

by Anonymousreply 16February 10, 2024 7:50 PM

4EVER IN OUR ❤️ ♥️ 💜

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by Anonymousreply 17February 10, 2024 8:01 PM

Ah Richard Benjamin in He & She. He replaced Robin in my childhood fantasies.

by Anonymousreply 18February 10, 2024 8:02 PM

Paula is a staunch Republican.

by Anonymousreply 19February 10, 2024 8:44 PM

Richard Benjamine did direct Mermaids which I did enjoy. I'm not sure if he was the director of the film when Cher got Emily Lloyd fired and Winona hired or it was an earlier director.

by Anonymousreply 20February 10, 2024 8:46 PM

I remember when it was released Mrs. Winterbourne being called "the poor man's While You Were Sleeping," which had a similar premise and had been a smash hit for Sandra Bullock the previous year and was well-received by critics, too.

by Anonymousreply 21February 10, 2024 8:59 PM

[quote]Paula is a staunch Republican.

Source, r19?

by Anonymousreply 22February 10, 2024 9:03 PM

No man...

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by Anonymousreply 23February 10, 2024 9:05 PM

Stanwyck was great in that film.

by Anonymousreply 24February 10, 2024 9:33 PM

Paula Prentiss has the most delicious voice.

by Anonymousreply 25February 11, 2024 3:27 AM

I love Paula Prentiss and couldn’t believe she ended up with that dorky looking Richard Benjamin

by Anonymousreply 26February 11, 2024 4:57 AM

Based on NO MAN OF HER OWN with Barbara Stanwyck and John Lund. Which was based on a novel by Cornell Woolrich. This version was terrible.

by Anonymousreply 27February 11, 2024 9:29 AM

I wanted to love this movie so badly, that my 30-something self wondered what I wasn’t understanding while watching it. The fault had to be mine, because these interesting, talented people couldn’t have made a film as bad as I thought it was. I no longer feel that way about this POS movie. Potential squandered. Reputations ruined. Lake’s acting career ended. Women stopped wearing hats. Now is the Mrs. Winterbourne of our discontent.

by Anonymousreply 28February 11, 2024 1:55 PM

I prefer Mrs. Featherbottom.

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by Anonymousreply 29February 11, 2024 3:07 PM

It was cute and Ricki hadn't become obnoxious yet.

by Anonymousreply 30February 11, 2024 3:40 PM

Paula Prentiss and Richard Benjamin were living together in 1960-61 and were pressured to get married by MGM. so that Paula could go on a press tour for Where The Boys Are without any gossip. She had to make long-distance calls to gossip columnists Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons just before the ceremony. He still looks and sounds about the same, at 85.

The most famous movie he directed was My Favorite Year.

Paula's real name was Paula Ragusa (Sicilian descent), they went to Northwestern together. Been married over 60 years.

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by Anonymousreply 31February 11, 2024 3:57 PM

Paula Prentiss and Richard Benjamin got married in 1961.

Roger Maris broke Babe Ruth's record.

Chubby Checker was twisting at the Peppermint Lounge.

Alan Shepard was the first American to shoot into space.

by Anonymousreply 32February 11, 2024 4:09 PM
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