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It Should Happen to You (1954)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 18 January 1954 (USA)
Gladys Glover has just lost her modelling job when she meets filmmaker Pete Sheppard shooting a documentary in Central Park. For Pete it's love at first sight, but Gladys has her mind on ... See full summary »

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Gladys Glover has just lost her modelling job when she meets filmmaker Pete Sheppard shooting a documentary in Central Park. For Pete it's love at first sight, but Gladys has her mind on other things -- like making a name for herself. Through a fluke of advertising she winds up with her name plastered over 10 billboards throughout city. Suddenly all of New York is clamoring for Gladys Glover without knowing why and playboy Evan Adams III is making a play for Gladys that even Pete knows will be hard to beat. Written by A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

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In 'Born Yesterday' I got two mink coats - this time I get everything!

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18 January 1954 (USA)  »

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The sports car that Peter Lawford is driving is a 1952 Jaguar XK120. See more »

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Around ten minutes into the movie, Pete asks Gladys her home address. He writes it on a card. She says something like, "1065 West 145th St., Apt. 9", but Pete puts pencil to card and then starts putting it away before she finishes telling him the address. See more »

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Pete Sheppard: [Walking around inspecting Evan's foreign vehicle] Imported.
Evan Adams III: [In the driver's seat] That's right.
Pete Sheppard: Hm. Great little car.
Evan Adams III: I like it.
Pete Sheppard: I like it too.
Evan Adams III: [to Evan's irritation, Pete continues to inspect the car] Need something?
Pete Sheppard: What's car like this worth?
Evan Adams III: About $5,000. Why? You want to buy it?
Pete Sheppard: Yes, I do. The only thing I don't happen to have $5,000 on me just njow. And I don't get paid 'til Friday.
Evan Adams III: That's too bad.
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Let's Fall in Love
(1933) (uncredited)
Words by Ted Koehler
Music by Harold Arlen
Performed by Judy Holliday and Jack Lemmon
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Gladys Glover just wants her 15 minutes of fame but she may just be pure enough to get much more.
26 January 2002 | by (North Coast USA) – See all my reviews

Judy Holliday as Gladys Glover, working girl of the 50's just looking for her 15 minutes of fame, finds more than that with Jack Lemmon as Pete Sheppard. Judy has a gift for capturing the childlike quality of the pure of heart "dumb blonde". It is oh so sad that we lost this comedic genius well before her time. But at least we have this treasure with Jack Lemmon at his comedic best opposite her. Add this all time comedic classic to your film library.


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