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Alice Adams -- Academy Award-winner Katharine Hepburn received an Oscar-nomination as a working-class small-town girl with social ambitions who falls in love with wealthy playboy Fred MacMurray.

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Director:
Writers:
Booth Tarkington (novel)
Dorothy Yost (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
13 November 1935 (Argentina) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Twenty-two and wonderful ... as Booth Tarkington's loveliest heroine!
Plot:
The misadventures of two social-climbing women in small town America. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins See more »
NewsDesk:
(16 articles)
Hattie McDaniel: Hollywood’s Beloved, Controversial Trailblazer
 (From Variety - Film News. 10 June 2016, 8:00 AM, PDT)

Hepburn Day on TCM: Love, Danger and Drag
 (From Alt Film Guide. 7 August 2015, 4:24 PM, PDT)

A Year with Kate: Epilogue
 (From FilmExperience. 31 December 2014, 10:00 AM, PST)

User Reviews:
Glimpses of Katharine Hepburn at her most luminous See more (44 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Katharine Hepburn ... Alice Adams

Fred MacMurray ... Arthur Russell
Fred Stone ... Virgil Adams

Evelyn Venable ... Mildred Palmer

Frank Albertson ... Walter Adams
Ann Shoemaker ... Mrs. Adams

Charley Grapewin ... J. A. Lamb

Grady Sutton ... Frank Dowling

Hedda Hopper ... Mrs. Palmer
Jonathan Hale ... Mr. Palmer

Hattie McDaniel ... Malena Burns (as Hattie McDaniels)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Walter Brennan ... (scenes deleted)
Brooks Benedict ... Henrietta's Dance Partner (uncredited)
Harry Bowen ... Laborer Putting Up Sign (uncredited)
Steve Carruthers ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Monte Carter ... Waiter at Restaurant (uncredited)
George Ford ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Joe Gilbert ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Kid Herman ... Black Servant at Party (uncredited)
Virginia Howell ... Mrs. Dowling (uncredited)
Ella McKenzie ... Ella Dowling (uncredited)
Janet McLeod ... Henrietta Lamb (uncredited)
Hans Moebus ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Margaret Morris ... Party Guest Saying 'Organdy' (uncredited)
Larry Steers ... Extra Dancing at Party (uncredited)
Zeffie Tilbury ... Mrs. Dresser (uncredited)
Frank Ward ... (uncredited)
George Warrington ... Postman (uncredited)
Frank Yaconelli ... Violinist at Restaurant (uncredited)

Directed by
George Stevens 
 
Writing credits
Booth Tarkington (novel "Alice Adams")

Dorothy Yost (screen play) &
Mortimer Offner (screen play) and
Jane Murfin (screen play)

Produced by
Pandro S. Berman .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Roy Webb (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Robert De Grasse (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Jane Loring (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Van Nest Polglase 
 
Costume Design by
Walter Plunkett (costumes)
 
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
J.R. Crone .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Green .... assistant director (uncredited)
James Hartnett .... assistant director (uncredited)
Edward Killy .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Perry Ferguson .... associate art director
 
Sound Department
Denzil A. Cutler .... recordist (as D.A. Cutler)
 
Special Effects by
Harry Redmond Sr. .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Herb Hirst .... location manager (uncredited)
A.D. Schroeder .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Roy Webb .... musical director
Maurice De Packh .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Russell Beach .... stand-in (uncredited)
Ann Coleman .... script clerk (uncredited)
Patricia Doyle .... stand-in (uncredited)
John Huffner .... stand-in (uncredited)
Jane Loring .... directing staff (uncredited)
Elizabeth McGaffey .... researcher (uncredited)
William Van Vleck .... stand-in (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Booth Tarkington's Alice Adams" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
99 min
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Finland:S | Portugal:M/12 (DVD rating) | USA:Approved (PCA #1101) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Katharine Hepburn always viewed Alice as one of her personal favorite roles.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the scene where Alice walks with Arthur toward her house for the first time you can see a woman watering her shrubs and a letter carrier walk up, then back down her porch steps twice. The background scene repeats itself, letter carrier, woman setting down hose, etc. The letter carrier approaches Alice moments later where she then has to shamefully admit to Arthur that this is indeed her house that she is in front of. Obviously a rear projection scene that was duplicated.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Florist:Good afternoon.
Alice Adams:Yes, I'd like to buy a corsage, something nice to wear to the party.
Florist:Yes. Ooh, that's the - that's the Palmer party, I suppose.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Aviator (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
YOU'RE AN ANGELSee more »

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29 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Glimpses of Katharine Hepburn at her most luminous, 3 January 2000
Author: zeph-3 from Lisbon, Portugal

This is an often under-rated film, and nowadays would certainly have been completely forgotten but for Katharine Hepburn's presence. As a satirical view of the 1920s filmed in the mid 1930s it feels somewhat dated. But not Hepburn's performance. This is is among the best of her RKO contract movies. Her innocence, her (modest) social pretension, her search for love, they all ring verosimilar - if not entirely true to life. And the celebrated window scene with tears and rain and sobs being one with Alice's feelings is far more than just 'clever'. Hepburn fans will like it. Others might very well follow along.

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