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About Mrs. Leslie (1954)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 3 August 1954 (USA)
A rooming house landlady recalls her past in flashbacks.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mrs. Vivien Leslie
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George Leslie Hendersall
Marjie Millar ...
Nadine Roland
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Lan McKay
Sammy White ...
Harry Willey
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Mr. Herbert Poole
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Pixie Croffman
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Mort Finley
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Fred Blue (as Henry Morgan)
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Marion King
Virginia Brissac ...
Mrs. Poole
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Mr. Pope
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Mrs. Croffman
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Barney
Ike Jones ...
Jim
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Storyline

Mrs. Leslie, rooming house landlady, reminisces in flashbacks about her past as a cafe entertainer and her involvement with the mysterious George Leslie, who originally hires her as a vacation "companion" but tells her nothing of his life outside the vacations. In subplots, Mrs. Leslie's tenants and neighbors carry on soap-opera lives. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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...and the man she never quite married

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Drama | Romance

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3 August 1954 (USA)  »

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Romance sans lendemain  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When Nadine and McKay are driving to Hollywood for her audition, they pass Hillcrest Motor Company at 9230 Wilshire Blvd. It was the Beverly Hills' Cadillac dealership from 1927 to 1986. As of 2016 it is a Lexus dealership. See more »

Goofs

The position of Vivian's hands changes between shots when she sits down to talk with George in the nightclub. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Vivien Leslie: Do you know you haven't said a word since we left the restaurant? You don't talk very much, do you?
George Leslie: I'm a listener. A very important part of society - a listener. Without us, who would the talkers talk to - each other? Talkers don't listen to themselves, much less other talkers.
Mrs. Vivien Leslie: Well, for a listener, that's quite a lot of gab!
George Leslie: I may not say anything again until... June 14!
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Connections

References Wonder Man (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

KISS THE BOYS GOODBYE
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Music by Victor Schertzinger
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Sung by Shirley Booth
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About Miss Booth
30 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Though she was known for her many roles on Broadway and an even more famous part on television, Shirley Booth did not seem to build much of a career as a movie star. Maybe this is because she was rather unlike other actresses that were headlining motion pictures in the 1950s. And that's a good thing, really, because for every Marilyn Monroe, it's kind of nice to have a Shirley Booth, who stands out and gives us something decidedly different and special.

In this film, ABOUT MRS. LESLIE, she is paired with Robert Ryan who plays against type as a mysterious magnate. It's fun to watch him make romantic gestures towards Miss Booth's character. Of course, his idea of companionship differs significantly from hers, yet a bond is forged and it is a lasting connection. Booth displays a range of emotions in this film, and she gets the chance to sing. The story of the couple's unusual courtship is told mostly in flashback, with several subplots in the present to balance out the narrative.


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