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The Lady Says No (1951)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 6 January 1952 (USA)
A woman writes a best-selling book for women warning them about the "dangers" of men. A handsome photographer for a national magazine arrives in her town to do a feature story on her. Complications ensue.

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Frank Ross

Writer:

Robert Russell
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Cast

Cast overview:
Joan Caulfield ... Dorinda Hatch
David Niven ... Bill Shelby
James Robertson Justice ... Matthew Huntington Hatch
Lenore Lonergan Lenore Lonergan ... Goldie
Frances Bavier ... Aunt Alice Hatch
Peggy Maley ... Midge
Henry Jones ... Potsy
Jeff York ... Goose
George Davis ... Wharf Rat Bartender
Robert B. Williams ... Maj. Gen. Horatio W. Schofield (as Robert Williams)
Mary Lawrence Mary Lawrence ... Mary
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A woman writes a best-selling book for women warning them about the "dangers" of men. A handsome photographer for a national magazine arrives in her town to do a feature story on her. Complications ensue.

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Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bruden sa' nej See more »

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Runtime:

| (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

At 1:12:30 Goldie calls Dorinda "Dorothy". See more »

Quotes

Bill Shelby: Look, this went out with silent pictures. You-you don't want to waste that piece of the pie.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits show a woman's hands opening a gift card from a fancily wrapped present, which starts the credits. The next shot is the opening of the gift itself, which turns out to be a book with the title of the movie (based on a book a female author writes). See more »

Soundtracks

The Lady Says No
Music by Emil Newman and Herbert W. Spencer
Lyrics by Mel Leven
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What a Waste of the Superb David Niven!
23 July 2001 | by richard.fuller1See all my reviews

Ever wonder how those Julia Roberts or Meg Ryan films will look in years to come? LIke this empty headed flick. I'm not even sure what it was about!

Niven was a photographer, Joan Caufield was some independent female who had to challenge him about a woman's independence. Huh? A photograph of her crossing her eyes and pulling a lock of her hair across her upper lip like a moustache was supposed to be embarrassing and he put it on the cover of a magazine. Really odd movie and such a waste of David Niven. I have seen him salvage other movies. Alas, this one he could not. The film was a showboat for Caufield, and she couldn't be more uninteresting if she tried.

One very amusing moment was Niven having a dream about Caufield and she is dressed like Sheena of the Jungle in a leopard print one piece swimsuit. Very bohemian! Think of Madonna of '52. The wooden gyrations are laughable to begin with, but just before this scene, we're shown an unamed African American woman who was the towel girl (!) at the restaurant and her dancing to the band's music was priceless. This chick really cut loose! I thought it was tremendously odd that this woman was uncredited and danced so much more better than Caufield, and that her scene would precede Caufield's big dance moment. Avoid this flick at all costs, unless you are an overwhelming David Niven fan, as I am. This was not one of his best.


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