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The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 22 August 1956 (USA)
A minority stockholder takes on the crooked board of directors at a billion dollar corporation.

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Laura Partridge
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Edward L. McKeever
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Clifford Snell
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John T. 'Jack' Blessington
Hiram Sherman ...
Harry Harkness
Neva Patterson ...
Amelia Shotgraven
Ralph Dumke ...
Warren Gillie
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Alfred Metcalfe
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Mark Jenkins
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Laura Partridge is a very enthusiastic small stockholder of 10 shares in International Projects, a large corporation based in New York. She attends her first stockholder meeting ready to question the board of directors from their salaries to their operations. These are not the questions which the board expected to be asked of them, especially since they are all crooked, except for Edward McKeever, the current CEO who has resigned in order to take an advisory position at the Pentagon. Following the meeting, he bumps into Laura and offers to drive her home. On the way there, Laura displays her enthusiasm for being a stockholder, as a result, Edward takes a liking to her. With Edward in Washington, John Blessington and Clifford Snell establish their hold on International Projects - They see greater riches now that Edward has influence with the US senate, especially with the awarding of federal contracts, unfortunately for them he is honest, and won't do their bidding. In the meantime, ... Written by Kelly

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Anything can happen to a girl...in The Solid Gold Cadillac. for instance this bewildered blonde gets kissed, dismissed, bawled out, balled up, pushed around, subpoenaed, surprised, compromised...and she even gets the Cadillac in the end! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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22 August 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Frau im goldenen Cadillac  »

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Trivia

The Broadway production of "The Solid Gold Cadillac" by Howard Teichmann and George S. Kaufman opened at the Belasco Theater on November 5, 1953, ran for 526 performances and closed on February 12, 1955. See more »

Goofs

When Laura and McKeever emerge from the restaurant,a lighting cable is visible in the gutter. See more »

Quotes

Laura Partridge: Do you like Shakespeare?
Edward L. McKeever: Well, I've read a lot of it.
Laura Partridge: Well, take my advice and don't play it! It's so tiring! They don't let you sit down unless you're a king!
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A one of a kind star
16 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In a role tailor made to her special gifts Judy Holliday is totally captivating and wholly endearing. The sign of a truly unique performer is to watch a film or performance and not be able to envision anyone else in the part. That's what happens watching the magical Judy as Laura Partridge. There are many great comediennes but while Marilyn Monroe was sexier, Lucille Ball wackier and Carole Lombard more stylishly outlandish no one quite had the special sweet radiance and naive intelligence of Miss Holliday.

While she is wondrous she isn't the whole show. Paul Douglas and his gruff charm plays well off of her and they are surrounded by an absolutely great cast of some of the best character actors working in film at the time. The story is a pleasant far fetched little fable, a sort of David versus Goliath reworking. Sit back and enjoy.


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