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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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The production had a 10-day location shoot in New York City in early July, 1953. 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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Bert Piazza: So the point we are trying to make is just this. That there is no reason for you to be unreasonable.
Gladys Glover: I don't think I'm unreasonable.
Bert Piazza: You don't?
Gladys Glover: No. I think I'm reasonable. You are the ones who are "un".
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Referenced in The Best Years: It Should Happen to You (2007) See more »

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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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A lovely comedy
27 November 2006 | by (Colombia) – See all my reviews

Sometimes i heard the name of Judy Holliday. But i had never seen her work. Suddenly, a lovely comedy appeared.

"It should happen to you" tell us about the real dreams, and the false dreams. Gladys Glover, is a name difficult to forget. Our charming character wants to be somebody, and she try to make reality that dream. But she makes it in the mistaken way. Because, maybe is more important the real love of a man than a fake illusion. The illusion of be famous.

Since the naked feet in the park, "It should happen to you" is a great comedy. A comedy about the love, the dreams and ... of course ... big billboards with names.

Recommended for any occasion. Especially, if you want to see a real comedy.

*sorry, if there any mistake there


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