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Designing Woman (1957)

 -  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
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Ned Hammerstein
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Zachary Wilde
Mickey Shaughnessy ...
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Martin J. Daylor
Alvy Moore ...
Luke Coslow
Carol Veazie ...
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Jack Cole ...
Randy Owens
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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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His world is guys and dolls! Her world is gowns and glamor! See more »

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29 July 1957 (Sweden)  »

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A Mulher Modelo  »

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George Burns later told Gregory Peck that his reaction to getting the plate turned over in his lap was one of the best of its kind Burns had ever seen. See more »

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In Marilla's apartment the doors of audio console keep opening and closing while Mike and Marilla are sitting on the couch. See more »

Quotes

Marilla Hagen: I'll never understand what my husband was doing shoeless in your apartment.
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Referenced in Dallas: Designing Women (1991) See more »

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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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