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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008) Poster

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Winifred Watson's book was published the fall of 1938 and it became a smash hit. Plans were in the works for a Hollywood film version starring Billie Burke as Miss Pettigrew, but the start of WWII brought those plans to a halt. The publisher re-released the book in 2000 which lead to it being "found" again by Hollywood after 60+ years.
Amy Adams and Lee Pace both did their own singing.
The director had to ask Lee Pace to leave the set because Amy Adams admittedly was too distracted by him since "he just looked so dashing."
The shot of Delysia getting out of the bath is a based on Botticelli's 'The Birth of Venus', as she copies the body position together with the sea-shell pattern on the wall behind her.
Frances McDormand's character Guinevere Pettigrew claims to be raised by a clergyman, when in real life, McDormand's adoptive father is Canadian minister Vernan McDormand.
Amy Adams said in an interview, "I would like to see "Miss Pettigrew" on Broadway! There's that one musical number in it now, and I think there's room for more."
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The song "If I Didn't Care" was recorded at Abbey Road Studios.
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