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Designing Woman (1957)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 29 July 1957 (Sweden)
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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Ned Hammerstein
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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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Comedy | Romance

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A Mulher Modelo  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

MGM costume designer Helen Rose came up with the idea for this movie about a fashion designer. See more »

Goofs

When Maxie Stultz comes into the apartment and talks to Marilla, his tie is backwards, but after the cut as he walks towards the poker table, it is suddenly hanging straight. See more »

Quotes

Mike Hagen: Why is it that you can't stand the sight of blood on anyone but me?
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Crazy Credits

As 'The End' appears on the screen, Maxie Stultz delivers the final line of the movie while punching a 'speed bag' in a boxing gym: "I'm making a comeback, you know?" See more »

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Referenced in One Fine Day (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Music Is Better than Words
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Music by André Previn
Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and Roger Edens
Performed by Dolores Gray
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Delightful diversion
16 March 2005 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

It's not exceptionally funny or momentous, just pleasant in the same agreeably polished sort of way the Rock Hudson-Doris Day comedies are. Peck is a New York sports writer who meets Bacall's fashion designer while on leave in California at a posh hotel. They marry on a whim after a brief courtship and soon discover their clashing lifestyles will be a greater problem than they anticipated. Delores Gray plays Peck's old flame who isn't quite ready to fade into the background; Sam Levene and Tom Helmore lend capable support as Peck's editor and Bacall's business partner, respectively. A minor Minnelli production that breaks no new ground, it's a delightful diversion all the same.


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