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It Should Happen to You (1954)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | March 1954 (USA)
When her name is plastered on ten billboards all over New York City, a fame-seeker is bombarded by men from all over.

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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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$1,400,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The background music playing during the scene when Peter Lawford is trying to romance Judy Holliday is also used during several scenes in From Here to Eternity (1953) . See more »

Goofs

When Gladys pulls down the shades to watch the movie, it's obvious that lights are being turned off off screen instead of just the shades being pulled down to darken the room. See more »

Quotes

Gladys Glover: Well... I think... if they're big enough, they're old enough.
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Introducing 'Jack Lemmon' See more »


Soundtracks

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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Charming and thoroughly enjoyable
5 December 2000 | by (Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

There's just something about a ditzy woman miraculously making herself a name that always seems to be a winner. I loved the way Gladys and Pete interacted throughout the entire story, through friendship, frustrations, unreturned feelings, and finally contented love.

It is certainly a feel-good movie, and accomplishes this task rather well. Recommended for all you touchy-feelies out there.


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