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Ask Any Girl (1959)

Sales girl falls for the younger of a company run by two brothers. The elder falls for her but plans to help her get his brother because he doesn't know he's in love.

Director:

Charles Walters

Writers:

Winifred Wolfe (novel), George Wells
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
David Niven ... Miles Doughton
Shirley MacLaine ... Meg Wheeler
Gig Young ... Evan Doughton
Rod Taylor ... Ross Tayford
Jim Backus ... Maxwell
Claire Kelly ... Lisa
Elisabeth Fraser ... Jennie Boyden
Dodie Heath Dodie Heath ... Terri Richards (as Dody Heath)
Read Morgan ... Bert
Carmen Phillips ... Refined young lady
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Storyline

When Meg Wheeler, a naive young girl, goes to big city looking for a husband she lands a job in a marketing firm run by brothers Miles and Evan Doughton. She convinces stodgy Miles to market her as a potential wife to playboy Evan. Miles plays Pygmalion. Written by A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1959 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Immer die verflixten Frauen See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Euterpe See more »
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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

Reunites the two leads, David Niven and Shirley MacLaine, from the Academy Award Best Picture winning film Around The World in Eighty Days (1956). See more »

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Ballad For Beatniks
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Written by Jeff Alexander and Larry Orenstein
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A Charming Romp of a Film
7 June 2006 | by arbarnesSee all my reviews

It is a long time since I have sat alone and laughed out loud at a film, but this one made me chuckle, chortle and hoot enough times to make it an immediate success in my mind. Most of my laughter was because of Shirley MacLaine, who gives a wonderful performance -not as quirky as she is in many of her other films of this period, but full of fabulous subtleties in facial expression, tone of voice, body language and screen expression. Being a big fan of David Niven too, I was delighted to see how good the chemistry between him and MacLaine was -he often plays a little bewildered to her forthrightness, and is a perfect match to her good-meaning clumsiness ..always the gentlemen! The other actors give great performances ..especially Gig Young, and the film is superbly cast right down to the smallest one-liner part: they all have their little moments and are allowed to shine, which adds to the enjoyment of the film. The story swings along nicely and is thoroughly enjoyable, even though you know where its going ..but that may be part of its charm.


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