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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)
Gale Page ...
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

McKay's car is a 1953 Chrysler New Yorker convertible coupe. Only 950 were made. See more »

Goofs

When George and Vivien leave the house for the last time, George tosses the keys in the mailbox and closes the gate. When they pause to look back, the gate is open. After they continue walking, the gate is again closed. 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 The Valley of Decision (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

KISS THE BOYS GOODBYE
(uncredited)
Music by Victor Schertzinger
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Sung by Shirley Booth
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a revelation

One of Shirley Booth's true acting performances. For audiences who thought she could only play burned out losers like the plodding,dull houswife in "Come Back,Little Sheba," this film shows she definitely had leading lady status. The story of a boarding house owner recalling her one great love in conjunction with the woes of her boarders is very good. The entire cast shines in support. The carping of Robert Ryan is a strange one.He is entirely believable as her lover. Miss Booth's appearance was almost a shock,she wears nice dresses and tailored suits with ease.Not every woman back then looked like Lana Turner!Surely show business had singers who were slightly dumpy and past their prime. Miss Booth duly projects the longing and lonliness all people feel at one time.The final scene where the last of the boarders leave is sadly sweet,as she sighs and puts out her rooms for rent sign again


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