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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

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

16 May 1957 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Warum hab' ich ja gesagt! See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The posters in the alley fight scene all display fictitious details - shows ("We Want Music", "Yellow Gold", "Summer Sky"), producers (Stephen Hilliard, Carl Quinbury) and performers (Sally Ashmond, Roy Trelson, Julie Glenson, Sybil Marstin, Victor Penlow), with one exception, Dick Shawn who is noted as performing in "Yellow Gold". 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: [narration] Liquor, I've found, makes me very smart sometimes.
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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 »

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

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There'll Be Some Changes Made
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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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