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Bells Are Ringing (1960)

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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

At c.98 minutes Ella (Melisande) leaves the party by the back gate. This was locked when she and Jeffrey Moss arrived earlier that evening. See more »

Quotes

Ella: I'm in love with a man - Plaza Oh- Double four- Double Three. What a perfect relationship - I can't see him, he can't see me!
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Soundtracks

Better Than a Dream
(1956) (uncredited)
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Performed by Judy Holliday and Dean Martin
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A treat for fans of the stars
24 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

Fans of Dean Martino and Judy Holliday (né Tuvim) will enjoy this musical. I am a fan of both of them so I could overlook the awkward staging of the Susanswerphone set, the believeability of Maritn as a writer and the dead weight of the subplot involving the racketeers. Still there are some well-sung songs and good, if not great chemistry, between the stars. For non-fans: 6/10. For fans: 7/10.


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