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Designing Woman -- Gregory Peck and Lauren Bacall respectively portray a sports writer and a fashion designer who marry and come to realize they have nothing in common.

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Director:
Writer:
George Wells (written by)
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Release Date:
29 July 1957 (Sweden) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
His world is guys and dolls! Her world is gowns and glamor! See more »
Plot:
A sportswriter and a fashion-designer marry after a whirlwind romance, and discover they have little in common. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Delightful diversion See more (40 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gregory Peck ... Mike Hagen

Lauren Bacall ... Marilla Brown Hagen

Dolores Gray ... Lori Shannon
Sam Levene ... Ned Hammerstein

Tom Helmore ... Zachary Wilde
Mickey Shaughnessy ... Maxie Stultz
Jesse White ... Charlie Arneg

Chuck Connors ... Johnnie 'O'

Edward Platt ... Martin J. Daylor
Alvy Moore ... Luke Coslow
Carol Veazie ... Gwen
Jack Cole ... Randy Owens
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Anderson ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Helen Andrews ... Model (uncredited)
Jan Arvan ... TV Director (uncredited)
Rodney Bell ... Drunk Reporter (uncredited)
Otis Bigelow ... Set Designer (uncredited)
Madge Blake ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Jackie Blanchard ... Model (uncredited)
Hazel Boyne ... Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Harriett Brest ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Party Guest (uncredited)
George Bruggeman ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Theona Bryant ... Secretary (uncredited)
Don Burnett ... Johnnie Gates (uncredited)
Mushy Callahan ... Referee (uncredited)
Steve Carruthers ... Reporter (uncredited)
Beulah Christian ... Fashion Show Attendee (uncredited)
George Cisar ... Fred Seixas, Card Playing Crony (uncredited)

Ruth Clifford ... Vanessa Cole (uncredited)
John V. Connors ... Dunnigan (uncredited)
Paul Cristo ... Waiter (uncredited)
Russell Custer ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Jack Daly ... Sportswriter at Dinner (uncredited)
Jeanne Dante ... Telephone Operator (uncredited)

Richard Deacon ... Larry Musso (uncredited)
Don Dillaway ... Sportswriter at Dinner (uncredited)
James Dime ... Timekeeper at Fight Arena (uncredited)
James Douglas ... Tommie Reese (uncredited)
Helen Eby-Rock ... Newswoman (uncredited)
Michael Ferris ... Makeup Man (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Lady at Marilla's Fashion Show (uncredited)
George Ford ... Ringside Photographer (uncredited)
Ralph Gamble ... Jeff Dowling (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Jo Gilbert ... Florrie Canfield (uncredited)
James Gonzalez ... Reporter (uncredited)
Sol Gorss ... Hoodlum in Fight (uncredited)
Stuart Hall ... Dinner Guest (uncredited)
Reid Hammond ... Reporter (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Fashion Show Attendee (uncredited)
Ed Haskett ... Doorman (uncredited)

Chuck Hicks ... Galatos (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Author at Play Reading / Party Guest / Dinner Guest (uncredited)
Charles Horvath ... Eddie, Henchman with Johnnie 'O' (uncredited)
Shep Houghton ... Dinner Guest (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Reporter (uncredited)
Anthony Jochim ... Justice (uncredited)
Walter Johnson ... Reporter (uncredited)

Dean Jones ... Assistant Stage Manager in Boston (uncredited)
Pat Jones ... Model (uncredited)
Sid Kane ... Reporter (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... Bellboy-Pager at Pool (uncredited)
Honey King ... Model (uncredited)
Betty Koch ... Model (uncredited)
Kay E. Kuter ... Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Joseph La Cava ... Reporter (uncredited)
Jeanne Lafayette ... Fashion Show Attendee (uncredited)
Syl Lamont ... Danziger (uncredited)
Jack Lomas ... Steen (uncredited)
Saverio LoMedico ... Waiter (uncredited)
Jane Lynn ... Model (uncredited)
Cy Malis ... Dippy Rollo (uncredited)
Kay Mansfield ... Assistant Fitter (uncredited)
Alice Markham ... Stewardess (uncredited)
Nora Marlowe ... Jennifer Deane (uncredited)

May McAvoy ... Wardrobe Woman (uncredited)
Joe McGuinn ... Reporter (uncredited)
William Meader ... Production Crew Member (uncredited)

Sid Melton ... Miltie, Henchman (uncredited)
Matt Moore ... Stage Doorman (uncredited)
Bob Morgan ... Hood (uncredited)
Ann Morriss ... Marie Dozier (uncredited)
Forbes Murray ... Fashion Show Attendee (uncredited)

Ron Nyman ... Minor Role (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Gene O'Donnell ... Reporter (uncredited)
Monty O'Grady ... Reporter (uncredited)
Don Orlando ... Italian Waiter (uncredited)
Eve Pearson ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Phyllis Planchard ... Ann Ashmond (uncredited)
Maruja Plose ... Model (uncredited)
Murray Pollack ... Sidewalk Passerby (uncredited)
Lillian Powell ... Western Union Clerk (uncredited)
Max Power ... Fred Sellers (uncredited)
Paul Power ... Sheldon Stevens (uncredited)
Allen Ray ... Smith (uncredited)
Mitchell Rhein ... Baggage Clerk (uncredited)
Leoda Richards ... Fashion Show Attendee (uncredited)
Edwin Rochelle ... Waiter (uncredited)
Cleo Ronson ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Benny Rubin ... Chris Matthews (uncredited)
Bernard Sell ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Sammy Shack ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Jack Shea ... Reporter (uncredited)

Max Showalter ... Musical Director (uncredited)
Mario Siletti ... Andrucci (uncredited)
Eddie Lou Simms ... Joey Yustik (uncredited)
Carl Sklover ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Ann Staunton ... Secretary (uncredited)
Gilchrist Stuart ... Mr. Orvac (uncredited)
Lomax Study ... Waiter (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... Trainer at Ringside (uncredited)
Sailor Vincent ... Trainer at Ringside (uncredited)
Geraldine Wall ... Mrs. Hammerstein (uncredited)
Charles Webster ... Reporter (uncredited)
Mel Welles ... Solly Horzmann (uncredited)
Sammy White ... Bewildered Man (uncredited)
Harry Wilson ... One of Daylor's Boys in Bar (uncredited)
Jeane Wood ... Lighting Expert (uncredited)
Wilson Wood ... Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by
Vincente Minnelli 
 
Writing credits
George Wells (written by)

Produced by
Dore Schary .... producer
George Wells .... associate producer
Roger Edens .... segment producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
André Previn 
 
Cinematography by
John Alton 
 
Film Editing by
Adrienne Fazan 
 
Art Direction by
E. Preston Ames 
William A. Horning 
 
Set Decoration by
Henry Grace 
Edwin B. Willis 
 
Costume Design by
Helen Rose 
 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
William Tuttle .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Shanks .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Wesley C. Miller .... recording supervisor (as Dr. Wesley C. Miller)
Wally Wallace .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Warren Newcombe .... special effects
 
Stunts
Michael Dugan .... stunts (uncredited)
Sol Gorss .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hayward .... stunts (uncredited)
Charles Horvath .... stunts (uncredited)
John Hudkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Morgan .... stunts (uncredited)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan .... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Wilson .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Charles K. Hagedon .... color consultant
 
Music Department
Jack Cole .... musical numbers and dances stager
Robert Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Albert Woodbury .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Helen Rose .... story suggested by
Barrie Chase .... assistant to Jack Cole (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

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Runtime:
118 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:G | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Canada:G (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved (PCA #18350) | West Germany:16 (nf)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Joshua Logan was first choice for director.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: While visiting Marineland, bottle-nose dolphins are incorrectly referred to as porpoises, both by Mike, and by the off-screen announcer of the dolphin show.See more »
Quotes:
Marilla Hagen:[Seeing the mess in Mike's lap] What's that?
Mike Hagen:Ravioli.
Marilla Hagen:Didn't you care for it?
Mike Hagen:Oh, no. It's very good here.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Music Is Better than WordsSee more »

FAQ

Grace Kelly---Was She Suppose to Star in "Designing Woman"?
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17 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Delightful diversion, 16 March 2005
Author: ALauff from Chicago

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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