Thursday, April 28, 2011
Dick Van Dyke & Barbara Feldon in Fitzwilly (1968)
Heiress Miss Victoria Woodworth (Dame Edith Evans) lives a comfortable life in the family home and wants for nothing. This is entirely due to the larcenous efforts of her staff, headed by her butler, Fitzwilly (Dick Van Dyke), because her father left her only $200. She is kept blissfully unaware of this fact, however. This house of cards is poised to come tumbling down when Miss Vicky hires Juliet Nowell (Feldon) as her personal assistant. She inadvertently foils several plots and puts the household in debt. To make up the balance Fitzwilly devises a plot to rob Gimbles department store of it's entire Christmas Eve revenue. Will they pull it off, and will the burgeoning romance between Fitzwilly and Juliet survive?
Obscurity factor: 8 (not on DVD, not available on the web)