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About Mrs. Leslie (1954)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  3 August 1954 (USA)
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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
Marjie Millar ...
Nadine Roland
Alex Nicol ...
Lan McKay
Sammy White ...
Harry Willey
James Bell ...
Mr. Herbert Poole
Eilene Janssen ...
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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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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3 August 1954 (USA)  »

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Romance sans lendemain  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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KISS THE BOYS GOODBYE
Written by Victor Schertzinger, lyrics Frank Loesser
Sung by Shirley Booth
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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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