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Designing Woman (1957)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  29 July 1957 (Sweden)
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A sportswriter and a fashion-designer marry after a whirlwind romance, and discover they have little in common.

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Marilla Brown Hagen
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Lori Shannon
Sam Levene ...
Ned Hammerstein
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Zachary Wilde
Mickey Shaughnessy ...
Maxie Stultz
Jesse White ...
Charlie Arneg
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Johnnie 'O'
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Martin J. Daylor
Alvy Moore ...
Luke Coslow
Carol Veazie ...
Gwen
Jack Cole ...
Randy Owens
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Storyline

When Mike Hagen and Marilla Brown marry after a whirlwind romance on the west coast, they return to New York to find that they don't have much in common. She is a clothing designer who lives in a swanky apartment and whose friends are actors, artists and the like. He is a sports writer who likes to go boxing matches and horse races. They clearly love one another and make every effort to be flexible. When a mobster, whom Mike has been accusing of fixing sports events, decides to go after him he must pretend to be out of town and mayhem ensues. Written by garykmcd

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His world is guys and dolls! Her world is gowns and glamor! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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29 July 1957 (Sweden)  »

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A Mulher Modelo  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

James Stewart and Grace Kelly were intended to be the co-stars of this movie, but when Kelly became betrothed to Prince Rainier of Monaco, Stewart decided not to do it (a decision he later said he regretted), and the leading roles went to Gregory Peck and Lauren Bacall. See more »

Goofs

When Lori sings the ending of "Music Is Better Than Words", her voice is heard singing but her lips are clearly not moving. See more »

Quotes

Marilla Hagen: We never argue anymore. And when we do, it never lasts more than a week or two.
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There'll Be Some Changes Made
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Music by W. Benton Overstreet
Lyrics by Billy Higgins
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Marvelous hybrid of musical, light comedy and drama
20 August 1999 | by (Cincinnati, Ohio USA) – See all my reviews

While I am devoted to musical theatre I had somehow missed this gem. For once the elements of light comedy, musical theatre and drama are mixed perfectly to create an engaging and entertaining film. Highlights include fine acting by all of the stars and an excellent display of the ground-breaking choreography of Jack Cole, who doesn't have to satisfy star turns and can display his talents fully.

In the tradition of classic farce, the clashing lifestyles of a sportswriter and a fashion designer are played for humor rather than war. A serious subplot involving Mob involvement in boxing blends in well.


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