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Ella Peterson is a Brooklyn telephone answering service operator who tries to improve the lives of her clients by passing along bits of information she hears from other clients. She falls ... See full summary »

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Ella Peterson is a Brooklyn telephone answering service operator who tries to improve the lives of her clients by passing along bits of information she hears from other clients. She falls in love with one of her clients, the playwright Jeffrey Moss, and is determined to meet him. The trouble is, on the phone to him, she always pretends to be an old woman whom he calls "Mom." Written by Will Gilbert

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Release Date:

14 November 1960 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Det ringer, det ringer  »

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$2,203,123 (estimated)
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(Turner library print) (copyright length)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Hal Linden's movie debut. He played the understudy for Sydney Chaplins' Jeffery Moss on Broadway and eventually performed the role with Judy Holliday. See more »

Goofs

When Ella leaves with her suitcases, her hair is mussed from performing her song, but when she returns it is neatly in place again. See more »

Quotes

Ella: I'm going back where I can be me, at the Bonjour Tristese Brassiere Company!
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Referenced in Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: The Long Lead Story (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Going Back
(1956) (uncredited)
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Performed by Judy Holliday
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Laughs, Songs, and Fun!
3 February 2003 | by (Long Island, NY) – See all my reviews

i admit that this is the first judy holliday film i have ever saw and from her performance i'm sorry that entertainment lost her. i found that this movie had frank gorshin in it ke barton] so i had to see it! i loved how judy holliday portrayed ella, the way she sang and acted. my favorite song was the first one that she sang ["i'm in love with a man....."]. dean martin was his usual suave self and that gave the movie flare. it was wonderfully casted and the songs and story were so beautiful. if you're looking for a great movie beyond compare, this is it! definetly a classic that should not be forgotten!


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