Once Upon a Honeymoon (1956 film)
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Once Upon a Honeymoon is a 1956 American short musical fantasy film sponsored by Bell Telephone. It was directed by Gower Champion, and stars Virginia Gibson, Ward Ellis, Alan Mowbray, Chick Chandler, Veronica Pataky and Russell Hicks.
|Once Upon a Honeymoon|
|Directed by||Gower Champion|
|Produced by||Jerry Fairbanks|
|Written by||Kenneth H. Bennett|
Leo S. Rosencrans
|Edited by||Milton Kleinberg|
Jerry Fairbanks Productions
After Once Upon a Honeymoon was featured and mocked on a 1996 episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000, the short has gained a cult following. It is in the public domain. Clips were also shown in The Telephone episode of The Secret Life of Machines.
The film begins with a group of angels who are having a conference on Cloud Seven. The Angel Chief (Russell Hicks) has called the conference to talk about a newly married couple, Jeff (Ward Ellis) and Mary (Virginia Gibson), who have been trying to go on honeymoon but are repeatedly forced to postpone due to Jeff's work commitments as a songwriter. The couple's guardian angel, Wilbur (Chick Chandler), is sent down to Earth to help Jeff write a new song for an upcoming musical so he and Mary can finally leave on their honeymoon.
While Jeff struggles to write a new song, Mary daydreams about a new home. With the help of Wilbur, Mary imagines what it would be like to have the latest household products, including telephones provided by Bell. Wilbur then helps Jeff come up with a new song called "A Castle in the Sky", allowing the couple to finally leave on their much anticipated honeymoon.