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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 »
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Plot:
Laura Partridge is a very enthusiastic small stockholder of 10 shares in International Projects, a large corporation based in New York... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 4 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(3 articles)
User Reviews:
A one of a kind star See more (16 total) »

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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Additional Details

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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When Laura and McKeever emerge from the restaurant,a lighting cable is visible in the gutter.See more »
Quotes:
[last lines]
Narrator:The solid gold Cadillac. Well, we had to call it something.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Pickup Alley (1957)See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
A one of a kind star, 16 May 2013
Author: jjnxn-1 from United States

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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