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The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 22 August 1956 (USA)
A minority stockholder takes on the crooked board of directors at a billion dollar corporation.

Director:

Richard Quine

Writers:

Abe Burrows (screen play), George S. Kaufman (from the play by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Judy Holliday ... Laura Partridge
Paul Douglas ... Edward L. McKeever
Fred Clark ... Clifford Snell
John Williams ... John T. 'Jack' Blessington
Hiram Sherman Hiram Sherman ... Harry Harkness
Neva Patterson ... Amelia Shotgraven
Ralph Dumke Ralph Dumke ... Warren Gillie
Ray Collins ... Alfred Metcalfe
Arthur O'Connell ... Mark Jenkins
George Burns ... Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

Laura Partridge is a very enthusiastic small stockholder of ten shares in International Projects, a large corporation based in New York City. She attends her first stockholders meeting ready to question the board of directors from their salaries to their operations. These are not the questions which the board expected to be asked of them, especially since they are all crooked, except for Edward McKeever, the current CEO who has resigned in order to take an advisory position at the Pentagon. Following the meeting, he bumps into Laura and offers to drive her home. On the way there, Laura displays her enthusiasm for being a stockholder, as a result, Edward takes a liking to her. With Edward in Washington, D.C., John Blessington and Clifford Snell establish their hold on International Projects. They see greater riches now that Edward has influence with the U.S. Senate, especially with the awarding of federal contracts, unfortunately for them, he is honest, and won't do their bidding. In ... Written by Kelly

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Frau im goldenen Cadillac See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Black and White | Color (Technicolor) (finale)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The Broadway production of "The Solid Gold Cadillac" by Howard Teichmann and George S. Kaufman opened at the Belasco Theater on November 5, 1953, ran for five hundred twenty-six performances and closed on February 12, 1955. See more »

Goofs

When McKeever finishes his Spartacus soliloquy, the drapes behind Laura have moved a couple of feet from where they were when he started his speech. See more »

Quotes

Laura Partridge: Do you like Shakespeare?
Edward L. McKeever: Well, I've read a lot of it.
Laura Partridge: Well, take my advice and don't play it! It's so tiring! They don't let you sit down unless you're a king!
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Referenced in Pickup Alley (1957) See more »

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One of the funniest movies ever.
13 August 2000 | by marti65See all my reviews

I taped it several years ago from my local PBS station and several times a year I run it again. It's as fresh today as it was when first viewed. Judy Holliday was a gem. She died much too early. Her fans missed a lot because of her untimely passing. Also, her pairing with Paul Douglas in this movie was inspired


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