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The Lady Says No (1951)

 -  Comedy  -  6 January 1952 (USA)
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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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Joan Caulfield ...
Dorinda Hatch
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Bill Shelby
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Matthew Hatch
Lenore Lonergan ...
Goldie
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Aunt Alice Hatch
Peggy Maley ...
Midge
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Potsy
Jeff York ...
Goose
George Davis ...
Warf Rat Bartender
Robert Williams ...
General 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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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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Will Joan Caulfield Say "I Do"?
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Suave LIFE magazine photographer David Niven (as William "Bill" Shelby) arrives to do a feature on the female writer who made her "The Lady Says No" a feminist bestseller. She surprises him by being shapely blonde Joan Caulfield (as Dorinda Hatch). Mr. Niven attempts to thaw the icy beauty by getting her to wear less for his photo spread, but Ms. Caulfield resists. You can guess the rest.

"The Lady Says No" is predictable to a fault and only pretends to be sophisticated. Don't give up on it too early, lest you miss Caulfield's dream sequence - she ties Niven up after he leads his bikini-topped harem by a collective rope around their pretty necks. Director Frank Ross was Caulfield's husband. Favorite aunt Frances Bavier (as Alice) and Henry Jones (as Potsy) are always fun to see.

**** The Lady Says No (1/6/52) Frank Ross ~ Joan Caulfield, David Niven, Frances Bavier, Henry Jones


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