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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:
Tagline:
Judy Holliday is Solid Gold! See more »
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:
One of the last of the Capra-esque well-made movies. 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)

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:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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:
Miss L'Arriere:I had my swimming pool dug by an International Projects steam shovel. It's a darling shovel.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Pickup Alley (1957)See more »

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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
One of the last of the Capra-esque well-made movies., 29 April 2003
Author: Anni Long&Jarion Monroe (jarani@aol.com) from Mill Valley, CA

This is one of the last Capra-esque, indeed Kaufman-esque, well-made movies, even though it's release was well into the fifties. The socio and geo-political ramifications perhaps resonate even more so in our post-Enron and present Halliburton era. Aside from being hilarious and utterly entertaining ( I imagine even more so on the live stage with a raucus audience), the story poses the eternal question of personal integrity, simple honesty, and common decency; and that multinational corporations and super-power governments should be less occupied with "getting away with it" or "not getting caught"; rather more so with "doing the right thing" and producing the best for everyone. This film should be taught. Instead, it's slowly disappearing from the geopolitical landscape; i.e., it's becoming harder to find in video stores.

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