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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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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »


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


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


Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

3 August 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Romance sans lendemain  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


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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References Wonder Man (1945) See more »


Music by Victor Schertzinger
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Sung by Shirley Booth
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An adult romantic drama
11 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lovely little drama about a hopeless love affair told in remembrance. Shirley Booth is incredibly moving in a beautifully simple performance and Robert Ryan a fine match in a understated part very different from his usual gruff often cruel characters. If you are only familiar with Shirley Booth from her years as "Hazel" she will be a revelation here. She and Ryan are pretty much the whole show with the other actors unmemorable excepting the neighbor's daughter and only because she is such an odious little brat. For discriminating audiences who enjoy superior acting and don't mind that the actors look and behave like real people.

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