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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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Lori Shannon
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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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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Lauren Bacall's husband Humphrey Bogart was dying of cancer during filming. 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

Mike Hagen: Maxie, cross-eyed!
Maxie Stultz: [repeated line while punching out everyone within reach] Cross-eyed? Cross-eyed?
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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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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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Glossy, forgettable Vincente Minnelli nonsense...
27 July 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Witless romp featuring Gregory Peck as a sports-writer who has a whirlwind courtship with fashion guru Lauren Bacall, leading to a quick trip to the altar. CinemaScope fluff directed by a water-treading Vincente Minnelli does allow Peck to loosen up for a change, but the screenplay seems to have been written around the opportunities for mini-fashion shows (indeed, costumer Helen Rose devised the movie's premise, which helped win a Best Screenplay Oscar for writer George Wells). It's very slow on laughs until the amusing farcical conclusion. Peck and Bacall are not quite the sparkling romantic duo they're meant to be, nor is the lackluster supporting cast any help. Good to look at, perhaps, but certainly not memorable. *1/2 from ****


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