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The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 22 August 1956 (USA)
A minority stockholder takes on the crooked board of directors at a billion dollar corporation.

Director:

Richard Quine

Writers:

Abe Burrows (screen play), George S. Kaufman (from the play by) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Judy Holliday ... Laura Partridge
Paul Douglas ... Edward L. McKeever
Fred Clark ... Clifford Snell
John Williams ... John T. 'Jack' Blessington
Hiram Sherman Hiram Sherman ... Harry Harkness
Neva Patterson ... Amelia Shotgraven
Ralph Dumke Ralph Dumke ... Warren Gillie
Ray Collins ... Alfred Metcalfe
Arthur O'Connell ... Mark Jenkins
George Burns ... Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

Laura Partridge is a very enthusiastic small stockholder of ten shares in International Projects, a large corporation based in New York City. She attends her first stockholders meeting ready to question the board of directors from their salaries to their operations. These are not the questions which the board expected to be asked of them, especially since they are all crooked, except for Edward McKeever, the current CEO who has resigned in order to take an advisory position at the Pentagon. Following the meeting, he bumps into Laura and offers to drive her home. On the way there, Laura displays her enthusiasm for being a stockholder, as a result, Edward takes a liking to her. With Edward in Washington, D.C., John Blessington and Clifford Snell establish their hold on International Projects. They see greater riches now that Edward has influence with the U.S. Senate, especially with the awarding of federal contracts, unfortunately for them, he is honest, and won't do their bidding. In ... Written by Kelly

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Judy Holliday is Solid Gold! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Frau im goldenen Cadillac See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Black and White | Color (Technicolor) (finale)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The Broadway production of "The Solid Gold Cadillac" by Howard Teichmann and George S. Kaufman opened at the Belasco Theater on November 5, 1953, ran for five hundred twenty-six performances and closed on February 12, 1955. See more »

Goofs

Snell steps over to the phone in Blessington's office. In one shot Blessington has a cigarette in his right hand. In the next shot the cigarette turns into a pencil. See more »

Quotes

Miss L'Arriere: I had my swimming pool dug by an International Projects steam shovel. It's a darling shovel.
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Connections

Referenced in I Dream of Jeannie: The Solid Gold Jeannie (1970) See more »

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Yet Another That Wont Get The Attention it Deserves
23 May 2004 | by bluenotejazzSee all my reviews

It is truly rare to come across a movie that does everything so well.

Conversely, it is truly sad that the 'feel good' genre of movies seem to have gone the way of the dinosaur

Every character actor here is on point. And there are plenty of them. The talent particularly of Judy Holliday cant be overstated, as she moves seemingly effortless between comedic and romantic scene changes. Even the pairing of the 'loudmouth' Paul Douglas is great for her, as the two of them trade punches with ease when their voices are turned up a few decibels. The story moves along quickly with no gaps or awkward pauses in the script, and it works up to a very Capra-like ending which practically leaves you on the edge of your seat. It's not an easy one to find, but if you come across this movie, hang on to it.


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