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The Notorious Landlady (1962)

An American junior diplomat in London rents a house from, and falls in love with, a woman suspected of murder.

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When William Gridley arrives from the US in London, he rents part of Carly Hardwicke's house from her and promptly begins to fall in love. Gridley doesn't know that many people think she killed her husband but his boss, the American ambassador, knows and doesn't take this "lapse of judgment" lightly. Since Carly is also American, Gridley saves his job by introducing her to the ambassador, who is promptly smitten and promises to help her. So when a Scotland Yard detective arrives, wanting to get to the truth one way or another, they say they'll help him. And then the comedic complications really begin. Written by Anonymous

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When this movie was shown on CBS' Thursday Night At The Movies in 1965, the reels were shown out of sequence. Nobody at the network noticed at first but at approximately 10:30 p.m. the movie suddenly stopped and an announcer's voice was heard apologizing for the mix up. CBS then showed the entire movie from the beginning and it finally ended at about 1 a.m. See more »

Quotes

William 'Bill' Gridley: I'm a democrat from New England - I have no prejudices.
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Miss Novak's gowns designed by... Herself See more »

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A Foggy Day (in London Town)
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Music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin
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Jack Lemmon half sings/half intones a line from that song : "And suddenly I saw you there..." and then hums the melody.
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This is a movie well worth the viewing.
16 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This has got to be one of the funnest movies every produced. Jack Lemmon and Kim Novack are truly outstanding. Easy to follow with twist that keeps you guessing. Kim Novack is the attractive American landlady. Jack Lemmon is the Amertican diplomat. Together they make magic as the plot's twist and turns develop. This is a must see for Novack fans. If you like a good old fashion mystery that keeps you on the edge of your seat. and laughing, this is the film to see. Fred Astarie also gives a very good performance. As Jack Lemmon's boss, he to is taken with the charm and beauty of Novack. The laughs keep coming as the the two of them, Lemmon and Astaire, do everything in there power to help Novack in her time of need. If you love Kim Novack, Jack Lemmon, and Fred Astaire than this movie is for you.


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