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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 Panelist
Ilka Chase ... Guest Panelist
Wendy Barrie ... Guest Panelist
Melville Cooper ... Guest Panelist
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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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In 'Born Yesterday' I got two mink coats - this time I get everything!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

A young John Saxon can be observed in an early scene in the movie, the scene in Central Park where Gladys is arguing with a man about her feeding pigeons near him. See more »

Goofs

Peter's movie for Gladys starts with a spelling error: 'good-by' instead of good-bye. See more »

Quotes

Gladys Glover: [speaking before a crowd of military personnel at a plane-naming ceremony - the plane in question being named after her, Gladys Glover] General Dunkley, Colonel Wiley, and all you fine men. This has been the greatest day of my life. Not only because you wanna' name a plane after me, but be- because today I found out I don't want you to. And why.
Gladys Glover: [gathered crowd starts to murmur] I'm nobody to name a plane after. I don't stand for anything... but that plane does. And so do you fellas. And that ...
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Crazy Credits

Introducing 'Jack Lemmon' See more »

Connections

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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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