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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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In Peter's home movie, Evan is filmed driving towards him in the middle of the street. But when Evan actually arrived, Peter was down some steps next to the building, unaware of the Jaguar's approach, and not even filming. 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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Come On Gladys, look Glover-ble!!
24 October 2003 | by (st. pete, fl usa) – See all my reviews

A cute story about a woman who gets it in her head to make herself a celebrity just by putting her name all over town, AND it works, but at what cost?? The great Judy Holiday plays Gladys Glover. She buys time on a few billboards around town to show off her name. Next thing she knows Peter Lawford is after her for one of those billboards for his drug store chain. In return he offers her several other billboards and to model for his ads. He wines and dines our dear Gladys to get what he wants. Throw in Jack Lemmon(in a early performance) who just wants Gladys to stay the little sweet unknown girl that he fell in love with, and you get this funny little comic gem. Here's hoping it comes out soon in DVD.....


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