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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:
Bob Cummings steals the show 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 »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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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17 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Bob Cummings steals the show, 3 July 2006
Author: Liza-19 from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

This is absolutely my favorite film of Robert Cummings. He's hysterical and lovable in every scene he is in. Bob plays a lawyer who is newly divorced from Rosalind Russell, and is determined to win her back. She on the other hand is determined to become a federal judge and wants nothing to do with him. A typical setup for the divorce-remorse films that came along in the 40s.

Then there's Gig Young as the rival for Russell's affection, Clem Bevans as Mr. Roogle (it rhymes with bugle) and Marie McDonald adding a funny twist as the witness who keeps stalking Bob. For the most part, the cast is on top of their game and has some great moments. However, be forewarned, this is not Rosalind Russell's best work by a long shot. Despite the fact that she's given some wonderful performances (Auntie Mame, Trouble With Angels, etc) she's not very strong here and this is one situation where I really think another actress should have been cast. (Too bad Carole Lombard was already gone - she would have been PERFECT.) Some time the twists go a bit too far and get rather tedious on repeat watchings, but this is the screwball genre - it's not supposed to be realistic. It's a fun movie that still makes me laugh no matter how many times I see it. What more can you ask for?

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