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Lucy Gallant (1955)

Approved | | Drama | 25 April 1956 (Portugal)
The success story of a dressmaker who comes to run a group of fashion shops at the expense of her love life.

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The success story of a dressmaker who comes to run a group of fashion shops at the expense of her love life.

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A story with the force and power of an explosive gusher

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although opening credits and advertising material refer to the film as being filmed in VistaVision, it was, in fact, photographed in the standard 1.37:1 spherical aspect ratio, but with allowance for cropping on the top and bottom of the frame, as was the custom in the transitional years from standard to wide screen projection. See more »

Goofs

The story takes place in three separate eras, 1941, 1946, and 1954, but all of Jane Wyman's hair styles and clothes, as well as those of the other women in the cast, are strictly, and severely 1954. See more »

Quotes

Lucy Gallant: Always wear black with dark gray, not that color.
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Connections

Featured in Edith Head: The Paramount Years (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

How Can I Tell Her?
Written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
Performed by Four Freshmen (as The Four Freshmen)
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Good Jane Wyman Film
9 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jane Wyman is "Lucy Gallant," who goes to new territory to set up in business and sell women's clothes - to be her own woman, to stand on her own two feet. But when Charlton Heston set his eyes on her, he fell in love with her and wanted her for himself. By the way, he doesn't like these "independent women." He is both attracted to and dismayed by her being cool to him in the beginning. But he is just as determined as she is. Claire Trevor, Thelma Ritter, and William Demarest all give good support, but this film belongs to Ms. Wyman, who gives the role both her vulnerability and firm resolve. "Lucy Gallant" is a harder-to-find film of hers than others. And, while it may seen rather predictable and not that much original in concept, its production values and good actors make up for it. Ms. Wyman's likable disposition invites the viewer to spend time with her and we never lose interest in her world as she tries to make a go of it and having to deal with Charlton's passes at her. Will she succumb to his advances? Will she triumph over tragedies that befall her business? You'll only learn, if you enter the world of "Lucy Gallant."


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