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It Should Happen to You (1954)

Approved | | Comedy , Romance | March 1954 (USA)
When a young woman with dreams of fame rents a billboard to advertise herself, her life changes overnight.

Director:

George Cukor

Writer:

Garson Kanin (story and screen play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Judy Holliday ... Gladys Glover
Peter Lawford ... Evan Adams III
Jack Lemmon ... Pete Sheppard
Michael O'Shea ... Brod Clinton
Vaughn Taylor ... Entrikin
Connie Gilchrist ... Mrs. Riker
Walter Klavun Walter Klavun ... Bert Piazza
Whit Bissell ... Robert Grau
Constance Bennett ... Guest Panel
Ilka Chase ... Guest Panel
Wendy Barrie ... Guest Panel
Melville Cooper ... Guest Panel
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Storyline

Gladys Glover has just lost her modelling job when she meets filmmaker Pete Sheppard shooting a documentary in Central Park. For Pete it's love at first sight, but Gladys has her mind on other things -- like making a name for herself. Through a fluke of advertising she winds up with her name plastered over 10 billboards throughout city. Suddenly all of New York is clamoring for Gladys Glover without knowing why and playboy Evan Adams III is making a play for Gladys that even Pete knows will be hard to beat. Written by A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

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Taglines:

In 'Born Yesterday' I got two mink coats - this time I get everything!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Name for Herself See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,400,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jack Lemmon receives 'and Introducing' credit. See more »

Goofs

When Gladys goes on "The People Speak" and is obviously reading from cue cards, she breaks the word "getting" into two halves, as if the word wrapped: "get-" ending one line and "ting" starting the next, but when the cue card is shown a moment later, "getting" is in the middle of a line, not wrapped. See more »

Quotes

Pete Sheppard: Say, if you care to give me your address, I could drop you a postcard and fix it up for you to see this picture when it gets done.
Gladys Glover: I'd give my right arm to see myself in the movies.
Pete Sheppard: You don't have to give me your right arm. Just give me your right address.
Gladys Glover: 262 West 61st Street, Room 9.
Pete Sheppard: Well, so long Gladys.
Gladys Glover: [Extends her hand but instead of him shaking it, Pete kisses it impulsively. She looks taken aback]
Pete Sheppard: I saw a fella do that in a French movie last week. I've been meaning to try it ever since.
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Crazy Credits

Introducing 'Jack Lemmon' See more »

Connections

Referenced in Pushover (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Fall in Love
(1933) (uncredited)
Words by Ted Koehler
Music by Harold Arlen
Performed by Judy Holliday and Jack Lemmon
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Gladys Glover just wants her 15 minutes of fame but she may just be pure enough to get much more.
26 January 2002 | by psmoviemavenSee all my reviews

Judy Holliday as Gladys Glover, working girl of the 50's just looking for her 15 minutes of fame, finds more than that with Jack Lemmon as Pete Sheppard. Judy has a gift for capturing the childlike quality of the pure of heart "dumb blonde". It is oh so sad that we lost this comedic genius well before her time. But at least we have this treasure with Jack Lemmon at his comedic best opposite her. Add this all time comedic classic to your film library.


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