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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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1.85 : 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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Mrs. Leslie, ahead of her time
19 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was ahead of it's time, but still posturing to the "Code" and Hayes Office. "Mrs. Leslie" knew she was a once a year Date for a married man, in a "Open Marriage". The movie treated her with respect, as a woman, and not a cheap whatever, going to a Motel with a married man. It didn't matter to her the "reasons" that this man craved her companionship once a year. He never gave her the trite, "I'm getting a divorce", or "She doesn't understand me" spiel when he arranged their vacations. He didn't say anything about his wife, i.e. put-downs, horror stories, when he was Mrs. Leslie, either. The only people in the film that treated her like scum were the Lawyer for the Estate, and the neighbor she babysat.


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