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Lucy Gallant (1955)

 -  Drama  -  25 April 1956 (Portugal)
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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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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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Oil Town  »

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Edith Head appears as herself, narrating the fashion show. This is one of her very rare on-screen appearances. See more »

Quotes

Casey Cole: I just wanted to tell 'ya; you've got your store...
Lucy Gallant: What store?
[they embrace]
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Referenced in Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010) See more »

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How Can I Tell Her?
Written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
Performed by Four Freshmen (as The Four Freshmen)
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Lucy in New City
28 May 2008 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Imagine a New York socialite arriving at a desolate Texas oil town in the 1930s with four suitcases plus a few carry-ons. Poor Lucy Gallant stuck out like a sore thumb! One thing going for her was her ability to adapt to the situation in which is thrown into. She proved she had a head for business when she manages to sell her whole wardrobe to the wives of the new oil barons. These women were ripe for getting whatever fashions they could lay their hands on.

Lucy's success comes with a disappointment. Even though she loves Casey, the man who would end up being a millionaire, she feels she wants to pursue her career as a business woman. After all, she had started out of nothing to build the store of her dreams. Being a woman in that environment also brings her to the reality of seeing what she had built taken away from her during a sneaky maneuver by the man she trusted to help her run the business. In the end, Lucy realizes that being with Casey is a lot more fulfilling than the business she created.

Robert Parrish directed this Paramount release. Jane Wyman was the right choice to play Lucy. She was an intelligent actress who always projected warmth to any role she played. She is the whole reason for watching the film. Charlton Heston plays the awkward Casey Cole with conviction. Others in the cast include the excellent Thelma Ritter, who is a joy to watch in everything she played. Claire Trevor and William Demarest are also seen in pivotal roles.


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