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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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Complete credited cast:
Laura Partridge
Edward L. McKeever
Clifford Snell
John T. 'Jack' Blessington
Hiram Sherman ...
Harry Harkness
Neva Patterson ...
Amelia Shotgraven
Ralph Dumke ...
Warren Gillie
Alfred Metcalfe
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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Release Date:

22 August 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Frau im goldenen Cadillac  »

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Sound Mix:

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| (Technicolor) (finale)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Judy Holiday and Paul Douglas starred together on Broadway in Born Yesterday. Judy was cast in the film, but Paul Douglas' role was played in the film by Broderick Crawford. See more »


Snell steps over to the phone in Blessington's office. In one shot Blessington has a cigarette in his right hand. In the next shot the cigarette turns into a pencil. See more »


Edward L. McKeever: Miss Partridge, you see, I am a businessman. All my life I've concentrated on business. Now, this has necessarily forced me to devote more of my time to some things and less to others. You understand.
Laura Partridge: Sure. You're scared of girls.
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Referenced in Bewitched: The Solid Gold Mother-in-law (1967) See more »

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One of the funniest movies ever.
13 August 2000 | by (Chicago, IL area) – See all my reviews

I taped it several years ago from my local PBS station and several times a year I run it again. It's as fresh today as it was when first viewed. Judy Holliday was a gem. She died much too early. Her fans missed a lot because of her untimely passing. Also, her pairing with Paul Douglas in this movie was inspired

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