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Director:
Writers:
Nat Perrin (screenplay)
Roland Kibbee (additional dialogue)
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Release Date:
18 November 1949 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Rosalind returns to comedy...with a BANG!
Plot:
Marsha Meredith, an attorney-at-law, is nominated for a Federal judgeship, but her nomination is opposed... See more » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Anemic marital shenanigans... See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Rosalind Russell ... Marsha Meredith

Robert Cummings ... Peter B. 'Pete' Webb

Gig Young ... Alexander Darvac
Marie McDonald ... Ginger Simmons

Harry Davenport ... Judge MacKenzie Meredith
Fay Baker ... Valerie Hobson
Katherine Warren ... Kitty Lawton (as Katharine Warren)

Douglass Dumbrille ... George Ellerby
Clem Bevans ... Alonzo K. Roogle
Grandon Rhodes ... Ken Craig
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jessie Arnold ... Spinster (uncredited)
Polly Bailey ... Dumpy Woman (uncredited)
John P. Barrett ... Croupier (uncredited)
Louise Beavers ... Cleo, Marsha's Maid (uncredited)
Anne Beck ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Brooks Benedict ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Billy Bevan ... Winston - Kitty's Butler (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Senate Committee Observer (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Roulette Croupier (uncredited)
Michael Cisney ... Reporter (uncredited)
Boyd Davis ... Chairman at Senate Hearing (uncredited)
Irmgard Dawson ... Cigarette Girl In Restaurant (uncredited)
Edward Emerson ... Transportation Clerk (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Senate Committee Observer (uncredited)

Pat Flaherty ... Policeman in Gambling House Raid (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Steven Geray ... Francois, Headwaiter (uncredited)
Thurston Hall ... Sen. Caswell (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Party Guest at Kitty's (uncredited)
Maggie Hathaway ... Maid (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Senate Committee Observer (uncredited)
Ted Jordan ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Senate Committee Observer (uncredited)
Billy Lechner ... Elevator Boy (uncredited)
Robert Malcolm ... Texan (uncredited)
Nita Mathews ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Hotel Bar Patron (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery ... Reporter (uncredited)
William Newell ... Bartender (uncredited)
Jay Novello ... Gancellos (uncredited)
William J. O'Brien ... Bartender (uncredited)
Franklin Parker ... Outgoing Reporter (uncredited)
Hank Patterson ... Sleigh Driver (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Elevator Extra / Gambling House Extra (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Senate Committee Observer (uncredited)
Frank Sully ... Waiter (uncredited)
Dorothy Vaughan ... Dumpy Woman in Elevator (uncredited)
Herb Vigran ... Reporter (uncredited)
Peter Virgo ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Nick Volpe ... Passenger (uncredited)
Harlan Warde ... Joe, Pete's Associate (uncredited)
Ben Welden ... Augie (uncredited)

Dooley Wilson ... Pullman Porter (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ... Kitty's Chauffeur / Bartender (uncredited)
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Directed by
Norman Foster 
 
Writing credits
Nat Perrin (screenplay)

Roland Kibbee (additional dialogue)

Devery Freeman (story)

Allan Scott  contributor to screenplay (uncredited)

Produced by
Buddy Adler .... producer
 
Original Music by
Werner R. Heymann 
 
Cinematography by
Joseph Walker (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Charles Nelson 
 
Art Direction by
Carl Anderson 
 
Set Decoration by
William Kiernan 
 
Costume Design by
Jean Louis (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Helen Hunt .... hair stylist
Fred B. Phillips .... makeup supervisor (as Fred Phillips)
 
Production Management
Jack Fier .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Nelson .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
George Cooper .... sound engineer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
George Hager .... gaffer (uncredited)
Irving Klein .... camera operator (uncredited)
Irving Lippman .... still photographer (uncredited)
Emil Oster .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Pat Sutherland .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Morris Stoloff .... musical director
Harold Byrns .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Dorothy Cumming .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
87 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Finland:S | Sweden:15 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #13755) | West Germany:12 (nf)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 2, 1950 with Rosalind Russell and Robert Cummings reprising their film roles.See more »

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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Anemic marital shenanigans..., 22 July 2008
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Thin comedy rests solely on the appeal of the stars, and Rosalind Russell and Robert Cummings are a very companionable screen-team. She's a smart, sharp, yet somewhat clumsy lady lawyer--being nominated for judgeship--whose career may be hindered by her association with Cummings, the no-goodnik ex-husband still in love with her. Some funny set-pieces (such as Roz's bit involving a lipstick mistake) and a predictably sunny, smooth supporting performance by Gig Young as a dashing Romeo make it tolerable, but the script and characters are really second hand. There's a curious, but ridiculous skiing sequence that serves no purpose (except to make Cummings look foolish) and Norman Foster's direction is balky. ** from ****

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