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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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Jack Lemmon's father appears in the movie in a non-speaking role. 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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References Murder, Inc. (1960) 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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Kim Novak Superstar
25 March 2013 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Kim Novak was a Columbia star and went from a supporting role in Jack Lemmon's great Phfft to co star in Bell Book and Candle to lead and top billed over Jack Lemmon in this wickedly funny comedy mystery directed by Richard Quine.

This was the last movie Kim Novak made at Columbia and ended a legendary relationship between studio and star where Kim made Picnic, Pal Joey, Bell Book and Candle, Strangers When We Meet among others and her declared favorite film Middle Of The Night. Looking at times like the fabled Jean Harlow Ms. Novak reaches the top of the stardom ladder in this film.

To me Kim Novak was what a movie star looked like!


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