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The Luckiest Girl in the World ()

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An L.A. department store ambitious young model gets her wish of marrying a millionaire but she eventually discovers that rich life isn't always a happy one.

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Larry Quinada
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Leonora Eames
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Smith Ohlrig
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Dr. Hoffman
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Franzi Kartos
Ruth Brady ...
Maxine
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Dorothy Dale
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Psychiatrist
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Store customer in flowered hat (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ...
Businessman (uncredited)
Wheaton Chambers ...
Servant (uncredited)
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Wealthy Shopper (uncredited)
Sonia Darrin ...
Miss Chambers (uncredited)
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Gentry (uncredited)
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Grandmother Rudetzki (uncredited)
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Kevin (uncredited)
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Mrs. Rudecki (uncredited)
Robert Haynes ...
Butler (uncredited)
Virginia Hunter ...
Lushola (uncredited)
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Little Boy (uncredited)
Manfred Inger ...
Mr. Rudetzki (uncredited)
Mike Lally ...
Businessman (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ...
Cafe Customer (uncredited)
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Mrs. Fuller (uncredited)
Merrill McCormick ...
Man in Store (uncredited)
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Shopper (uncredited)
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Kevin's Mother (uncredited)
Ann Morrison ...
Miss Murray (uncredited)
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Businessman (uncredited)
Vicki Raw Stiener ...
Lorraine (uncredited)
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Projectionist (uncredited)

Directed by

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Max Ophüls ... (as Max Opuls)

Written by

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Arthur Laurents ... (screenplay)
 
Libbie Block ... (novel "Wild Calendar")

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Wolfgang Reinhardt ... producer

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Friedrich Hollaender ... (as Frederick Hollander)

Cinematography by

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Lee Garmes ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Robert Parrish

Editorial Department

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Michael Luciano ... montages
Jerry Young ... assistant film editor (as Jerome Young)

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Jack Baur

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Frank Paul Sylos ... (as P. Frank Sylos)

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Edward G. Boyle

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Larry Germain ... hair stylist
Gustaf Norin ... makeup supervisor (as Gus Norin)

Production Management

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Joe C. Gilpin ... executive production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Albert Van Schmul ... assistant director
Robert Aldrich ... associate director (uncredited)
John Berry ... associate director (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Max M. Hutchinson ... sound engineer (as Max Hutchinson)

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Mario Castegnaro ... process department

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Orry-Kelly ... gowns: Miss Bel Geddes
Louise Wilson ... wardrobe manager (uncredited)

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C. Bakaleinikoff ... conductor (as Constantin Bakaleinikoff)
Rudolph Polk ... musical director

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Leo Morton Schulman ... technical advisor (as Dr. Leo Morton Schulman)
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Plot Summary

It was Leonora Eames' childhood dream come true. She had married Smith Ohlrig, a man worth millions. But her innocent dream became a nightmare once she realizes the truth about her husband - he is power mad and insane! Since he will not grant her a divorce, she leaves her life of luxury on Long Island and goes to work as a receptionist in an impoverished doctor's office in NYC's lower east side. After Smith deceives her into a temporary reconciliation, Leonora becomes pregnant. By the time she realizes she is expecting, she and one of the doctors, Larry Quinada (James Mason), have fallen in love. But she is again lured backed to her wealthy husband to give her child financial security. Her sadistic husband is hell-bent on keeping her and her child prisoner. What will happen to Leonora? Written by Fiona Kelleghan

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Taglines James Mason in his first American motion picture. (One-sheet poster). See more »
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Also Known As
  • Take All of Me (United States)
  • Wild Calendar (United States)
  • The Best Things in Life Are Free (United States)
  • The Luckiest Girl in the World (United States)
  • Pris au piège (France)
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  • 88 min
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Budget $1,574,422 (estimated)

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Trivia The character Smith Ohlrig is based on Howard Hughes, See more »
Quotes Leonora Eames: Look at me! Look at what you bought!
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