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Designing Woman (1957)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 16 May 1957 (Australia)
A sportswriter and a fashion-designer marry after a whirlwind romance, and discover they have little in common.

Director:

Vincente Minnelli

Writers:

George Wells, Helen Rose (story suggested by)
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »
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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 ... Gwen
Jack Cole ... Randy Owens
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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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Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

The movie opens with the main characters -- Mike, Marilla, Lori, and Zachary -- in turn addressing the audience concerning the story about to be presented. Then throughout the film, we hear the thoughts of these characters as narration. Finally at the conclusion, they each wrap up their portion of the events. See more »

Goofs

While visiting Marineland, bottle-nose dolphins are incorrectly referred to as porpoises, both by Mike, and by the off-screen announcer of the dolphin show. See more »

Quotes

Marilla Hagen: I'll never understand what my husband was doing shoeless in your apartment.
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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 One Fine Day (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

There'll Be Some Changes Made
(uncredited)
Music by W. Benton Overstreet
Lyrics by Billy Higgins
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Delightful diversion
16 March 2005 | by ALauffSee all my reviews

It's not exceptionally funny or momentous, just pleasant in the same agreeably polished sort of way the Rock Hudson-Doris Day comedies are. Peck is a New York sports writer who meets Bacall's fashion designer while on leave in California at a posh hotel. They marry on a whim after a brief courtship and soon discover their clashing lifestyles will be a greater problem than they anticipated. Delores Gray plays Peck's old flame who isn't quite ready to fade into the background; Sam Levene and Tom Helmore lend capable support as Peck's editor and Bacall's business partner, respectively. A minor Minnelli production that breaks no new ground, it's a delightful diversion all the same.


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Release Date:

16 May 1957 (Australia) See more »

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4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

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