The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956)

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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
Amelia Shotgraven
Ralph Dumke ...
Warren Gillie
Alfred Metcalfe
Mark Jenkins
Narrator (voice)


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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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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The final sequence was filmed in color, to better show off the supposedly "solid gold Cadillac" driven by Laura (Judy Holiday) and McKeever (Paul Douglas). The sequence was shot on location in Rockefeller Center in New York City. When prints of the film were subsequently struck for television broadcast, the color was not reproduced so as to save on expenses, and for decades this sequence was seen on TV only in black and white. The original color print was finally restored for home video in the 1990s and is now also shown on cable television. 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 Pickup Alley (1957) See more »

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9 March 2001 | by (Miami, FL) – See all my reviews

Wonderful, perfect romp with Judy Holliday doing what she does best...make us laugh, cry and fall in love with her and her characters.

Her acting in Solid Gold is as perfect as can be. The script and wonderful character actors, Paul Douglas, Fred Clark, Paul Collins and Neva Patterson, who support her, do their very best to bring this whimsical story to life.

Judy may not be a household name to most - but to me, she will be one of the inextinguishable shining angels in the celluloid firmament.

Her legacy will live on as long as we want to laugh at ourselves.

This movie is a must-see comedy if you like to feel good.

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