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Director:
Writers:
Abe Burrows (screen play)
George S. Kaufman (from the play by) ...
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Release Date:
22 August 1956 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A minority stockholder takes on the crooked board of directors at a billion dollar corporation. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 4 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(3 articles)
User Reviews:
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Cast

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Judy Holliday ... Laura Partridge

Paul Douglas ... Edward L. McKeever

Fred Clark ... Clifford Snell

John Williams ... John T. 'Jack' Blessington
Hiram Sherman ... Harry Harkness
Neva Patterson ... Amelia Shotgraven
Ralph Dumke ... Warren Gillie

Ray Collins ... Alfred Metcalfe

Arthur O'Connell ... Mark Jenkins

George Burns ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Suzanne Alexander ... Model (uncredited)
Harry Antrim ... Sen. Simpkins (uncredited)
Walter Beaver ... Newsman (uncredited)
Madge Blake ... Commentator on TV (uncredited)
Lulu Mae Bohrman ... Dowager (uncredited)
Oliver Cliff ... Advertising Man (uncredited)

Richard Deacon ... Williams - McKeever's Assistant (uncredited)
George DeNormand ... Extra at Stockholders Meeting (uncredited)
Don Dillaway ... Reporter (uncredited)
Neely Edwards ... Stockholder at Meeting (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Dance Extra (uncredited)
Emily Getchell ... Mrs. Ryan, Laura's Landlady (uncredited)
Richard Grant ... Reporter (uncredited)
Ethyl May Halls ... (uncredited)
Joseph Hamilton ... McKeever's Lawyer (uncredited)
Marilyn Hanold ... Miss L'Arriere (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Extra at Stockholders Meeting (uncredited)
Jean Harvey ... Farm Woman (uncredited)
Ivo Henderson ... (uncredited)
Larry Hudson ... George, McKeever's Chauffeur (uncredited)
William Hughes ... Reporter (uncredited)
Jack Latham ... Bill Parker, Newscaster (uncredited)
Charlotte Lawrence ... Girl (uncredited)
Carl M. Leviness ... Old Man on Dance Floor (uncredited)
Ann Loos ... Blessington's Secretary (uncredited)
Maurice Manson ... Company Lawyer (uncredited)
Pat Marshall ... (uncredited)
Irving Mitchell ... (uncredited)
Bud Osborne ... Spanish-American War Veteran (uncredited)
Flower Parry ... Secretary Nodding at McKeever (uncredited)
Voltaire Perkins ... Judge (uncredited)
Ezelle Poule ... (uncredited)
Howard Price ... Newsman (uncredited)
Wally Richard ... Newsman (uncredited)
Leoda Richards ... McKeever's Secretary at Shareholder's Meeting (uncredited)
Norman Sturgis ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Audrey Swanson ... Snell's Secretary (uncredited)
Helen Van Tuyl ... (uncredited)
Paul Weber ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Sandra White ... Receptionist (uncredited)
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Directed by
Richard Quine 
 
Writing credits
Abe Burrows (screen play)

George S. Kaufman (from the play by) and
Howard Teichmann (from the play by)

Produced by
Fred Kohlmar .... producer
 
Original Music by
Cyril J. Mockridge 
George Duning (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Charles Lang 
 
Film Editing by
Charles Nelson 
 
Art Direction by
Ross Bellah 
 
Set Decoration by
Louis Diage 
William Kiernan 
 
Costume Design by
Jean Louis 
 
Makeup Department
Clay Campbell .... makeup artist
Helen Hunt .... hair stylist
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Irving J. Moore .... assistant director (as Irving Moore)
 
Sound Department
George Cooper .... sound
John P. Livadary .... recording supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Ralph James Hall .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bernard Mayers .... orchestrator
Lionel Newman .... conductor
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Max Gordon .... stage producer
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
99 min
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Language:
Color:
Black and White | Color (Technicolor) (finale)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono | Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When Laura and McKeever emerge from the restaurant,a lighting cable is visible in the gutter.See more »
Quotes:
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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19 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Let's hear it for the underdog!, 31 August 2000
Author: Lily-48 from Midwest

I have seen this movie about three times, and each time I am taken aback by the sweetness and honesty of the character Laura Partridge, as played by Judy Holiday. Even though the plot is predictable, I still enjoy watching a woman of character (who first comes across as a dizzy dame) as she continues to outsmart the cynical "opposition." A sweet comedy, and a good escape from the "real world."

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