Sitting Pretty (1948) is a comedy film which tells the story of a family who hires a man with a mysterious past to babysit their children. It stars Robert Young, Maureen O'Hara and Clifton Webb. The movie was adapted by F. Hugh Herbert from a novel by Gwen Davenport. It was directed by Walter Lang.
Webb was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for the role of Lynn Belvedere. The character proved so popular, Webb reprised his role in two more movies: Mr. Belvedere Goes to College (1949) and Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell (1951).
As a result of a couple of misinterpreted incidents, nosy neighbor Clarence Appleton (Richard Haydn) starts to spread scandalous rumors linking Belvedere and Tracy romantically. Eventually, Harry asks Belvedere to leave.
Then a tell-all book about the neighborhood written by Belvedere is published. The embarrassed residents are upset by the secrets revealed in it.