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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:
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 »
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(3 articles)
User Reviews:
"Well, what else do you give a girl who has everything?" 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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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 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:
Continuity: 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 »
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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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
"Well, what else do you give a girl who has everything?", 22 February 2010
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Judy Holliday's best comedy vehicle, a wonderful adaptation of George Kaufman and Howard Teichmann's play, about a struggling actress in New York City who owns ten shares of stock in a large corporation; perplexed as to why the board members do so little and get paid so much, she attends a stockholder's meeting and soon has all the power-suits reeling. Richard Quine directs the proceedings with an assured touch, and teaming Holliday with her "Born Yesterday" stage co-star Paul Douglas was a terrific move (they have a built-in rapport). Douglas gets one of his funniest roles as the former Chairman of the Board who has gone to work in Washington, D.C., setting up a finale which mixes together a touch of Frank Capra with a bit of "Born Yesterday". Some may complain the theme of government--coupled with a wise-beyond-her-own-knowledge heroine--is too close to Judy's previous hit. While that may be true, the actress is so good at playing the innocent gal taking on the corporate sharks, it's not worth quibbling over. Big laughs from start to finish, with a doozy of a tag and fantastic comic support from Fred Clark, John Williams, Neva Patterson, and Madge Blake. ***1/2 from ****

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