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The Lady Says No (1951)

A woman writes a best-selling book for women warning them about the "dangers" of men. A handsome photographer for a national magazine arrives in her town to do a feature story on her. Complications ensue.

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Joan Caulfield ...
Dorinda Hatch
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Bill Shelby
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Matthew Huntington Hatch
Lenore Lonergan ...
Goldie
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Aunt Alice Hatch
Peggy Maley ...
Midge
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Potsy
Jeff York ...
Goose
George Davis ...
Wharf Rat Bartender
Robert Williams ...
Major General Horatio W. Schofield
Mary Lawrence ...
Mary
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A woman writes a best-selling book for women warning them about the "dangers" of men. A handsome photographer for a national magazine arrives in her town to do a feature story on her. Complications ensue.

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6 January 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bruden sa' nej  »

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At 1:12:30 Goldie calls Dorinda "Dorothy". See more »

Quotes

Dorinda Hatch: Well, what makes HER so important ?
Potsy: She don't take no "stuff" from nobody... unless she wants to. Then she takes anything that isn't nailed down.
Dorinda Hatch: Well, I think it's disgusting. Why any woman could get a man like that if she wanted to. I know I could... couldn't I ?
Potsy: You don't have the stuff it takes to take the stuff you don't have.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits show a woman's hands opening a gift card from a fancily wrapped present, which starts the credits. The next shot is the opening of the gift itself, which turns out to be a book with the title of the movie (based on a book a female author writes). See more »

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The Lady Says No
Music by Emil Newman and Herbert W. Spencer
Lyrics by Mel Leven
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What a Waste of the Superb David Niven!
23 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

Ever wonder how those Julia Roberts or Meg Ryan films will look in years to come? LIke this empty headed flick. I'm not even sure what it was about!

Niven was a photographer, Joan Caufield was some independent female who had to challenge him about a woman's independence. Huh? A photograph of her crossing her eyes and pulling a lock of her hair across her upper lip like a moustache was supposed to be embarrassing and he put it on the cover of a magazine. Really odd movie and such a waste of David Niven. I have seen him salvage other movies. Alas, this one he could not. The film was a showboat for Caufield, and she couldn't be more uninteresting if she tried.

One very amusing moment was Niven having a dream about Caufield and she is dressed like Sheena of the Jungle in a leopard print one piece swimsuit. Very bohemian! Think of Madonna of '52. The wooden gyrations are laughable to begin with, but just before this scene, we're shown an unamed African American woman who was the towel girl (!) at the restaurant and her dancing to the band's music was priceless. This chick really cut loose! I thought it was tremendously odd that this woman was uncredited and danced so much more better than Caufield, and that her scene would precede Caufield's big dance moment. Avoid this flick at all costs, unless you are an overwhelming David Niven fan, as I am. This was not one of his best.


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