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Designing Woman (1957)

A sportswriter and a fashion-designer marry after a whirlwind romance, and discover they have little in common.

Director:

Vincente Minnelli

Writer:

George Wells
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gregory Peck ... Mike Hagen
Lauren Bacall ... Marilla Brown Hagen
Dolores Gray ... Lori Shannon
Sam Levene ... Ned Hammerstein
Tom Helmore ... Zachary Wilde
Mickey Shaughnessy ... Maxie Stultz
Jesse White ... Charlie Arneg
Chuck Connors ... Johnnie 'O'
Edward Platt ... Martin J. Daylor
Alvy Moore ... Luke Coslow
Carol Veazie Carol Veazie ... Gwen
Jack Cole Jack Cole ... Randy Owens
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Storyline

When Mike Hagen and Marilla Brown marry after a whirlwind romance on the west coast, they return to New York to find that they don't have much in common. She is a clothing designer who lives in a swanky apartment and whose friends are actors, artists and the like. He is a sports writer who likes to go boxing matches and horse races. They clearly love one another and make every effort to be flexible. When a mobster, whom Mike has been accusing of fixing sports events, decides to go after him he must pretend to be out of town and mayhem ensues. Written by garykmcd

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His world is guys and dolls! Her world is gowns and glamor! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

16 May 1957 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Warum hab' ich ja gesagt! See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The role of Lauren Bacall's ex-fiancee is played by an actor who landed his most memorable role the year after this film was made: Tom Helmore played James Stewart's best friend Garvin Ulster, who hires Stewart to tail Kim Novak, in the 1958 Hitchcock classic Vertigo. See more »

Goofs

In Marilla's apartment the doors of audio console keep opening and closing while Mike and Marilla are sitting on the couch. See more »

Quotes

Mike Hagen: Maxie, cross-eyed!
Maxie Stultz: [repeated line while punching out everyone within reach] Cross-eyed? Cross-eyed?
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Crazy Credits

As 'The End' appears on the screen, Maxie Stultz delivers the final line of the movie while punching a 'speed bag' in a boxing gym: "I'm making a comeback, you know?" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dallas: Designing Women (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

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Music by W. Benton Overstreet
Lyrics by Billy Higgins
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Very Enjoyable
24 March 2003 | by tragiclaura5See all my reviews

Cute and charming movie. Bacall and Peck have great chemistry as a newlywed couple who have more differences than they think starting out together. Bacall is funny and chic in her gorgeous gowns by Helen Rose and Peck is funny and charming as a gruff sports writer. This is a true gem.


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