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About Mrs. Leslie (1954)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 3 August 1954 (USA)
A rooming house landlady recalls her past in flashbacks.

Director:

Daniel Mann

Writers:

Viña Delmar (novel), Ketti Frings | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shirley Booth ... Mrs. Vivien Leslie
Robert Ryan ... George Leslie Hendersall
Marjie Millar Marjie Millar ... Nadine Roland
Alex Nicol ... Lan McKay
Sammy White Sammy White ... Harry Willey
James Bell ... Mr. Herbert Poole
Eilene Janssen ... Pixie Croffman
Philip Ober ... Mort Finley
Harry Morgan ... Fred Blue (as Henry Morgan)
Gale Page ... Marion King
Virginia Brissac ... Mrs. Poole
Ian Wolfe ... Mr. Pope
Ellen Corby ... Mrs. Croffman
Ray Teal ... Barney
Ike Jones Ike Jones ... Jim
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Stars: Bernard Blier, Simone Signoret, Marcello Pagliero
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Mrs. Leslie, rooming house landlady, reminisces in flashbacks about her past as a cafe entertainer and her involvement with the mysterious George Leslie, who originally hires her as a vacation "companion" but tells her nothing of his life outside the vacations. In subplots, Mrs. Leslie's tenants and neighbors carry on soap-opera lives. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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...and the man she never quite married

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Drama | Romance

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Trivia

McKay's car is a 1953 Chrysler New Yorker convertible coupe. Only 950 were made. See more »

Goofs

The position of the blanket covering McKay changes between shots as Nadine is fussing over him in his room. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Vivien Leslie: Do you know you haven't said a word since we left the restaurant? You don't talk very much, do you?
George Leslie: I'm a listener. A very important part of society - a listener. Without us, who would the talkers talk to - each other? Talkers don't listen to themselves, much less other talkers.
Mrs. Vivien Leslie: Well, for a listener, that's quite a lot of gab!
George Leslie: I may not say anything again until... June 14!
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Connections

References Wonder Man (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

KISS THE BOYS GOODBYE
(uncredited)
Music by Victor Schertzinger
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Sung by Shirley Booth
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Shirley Booth, brings tearjerker to new heights, credible!
24 May 1999 | by MRSLESLYSee all my reviews

About Mrs Leslie,in less credible hands,would have been just another average 1950's tearjerker,but in the hands of (Oscar) winning actress "Shirley Booth" the film crosses the boundary, from maudlin to interesting. Anyone familiar with Booth's acting genius, knows that the actress could have made a film about the invention of the "pencil sharpener" worth watching. It could be said, and rightfully so that 'Robert Ryan" was miscast, as Mr. Leslie, but if given a chance, I believe you'll gladly overlook Paramount's little casting error. All in all, About Mrs Leslie, isn't "Shirley Booth's" greatest moment, but she still had reason to crow! I highly reccomend this dramatization of "Vina Delmars" best selling novel of the same name.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Romance sans lendemain See more »

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Production Co:

Hal Wallis Productions See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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