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 ...
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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
George Cukor saw the importance of the location filming, especially in regards to the real-life background characters: "We used Central Park as a character, as we did in The Marrying Kind (1952), and this time it was during a heat wave, which brings all the mad people out. You can see lots of mad people in the park and sitting on steps in front of houses." See more »
When Evan brings Gladys home they do not have hats on and she lets herself out of the car, yet when she looks at Pete's film, they both have hats on and Evan comes around and lets her out of the car. See more »
The way it looks to me, Mr. Adams... there are two kinds of people. The ones who would do anything to make a name for themselves and the ones who would do almost anything.
Evan Adams III:
To which are you?
Ah, I'll let you know.
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What can I say about It Should Happen To You? It has the perfect cast--Peter Lawford, the always-wonderful Judy Holliday, and Jack Lemmon in his first starring role. It has a great plot--a woman (Holliday) who wants to make a name for herself, who wants to be famous, more than anything else, and who goes about it by putting her name on a billboard in New York City. From there it escalates to several billboards, then a national soap campaign sponsored by Lawford's soap company. Lemmon, who's in love with her, thinks she's crazy and obsessed. All in all, a classic movie, with dozens of great scenes, particularly the one with Holliday in Lawford's apartment. The chemistry between the stars is perfect. I highly recommend it.
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