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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 Carol Veazie ... Gwen
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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M-G-M presents The Comedy of The Year! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

16 May 1957 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Designing Woman See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

James Stewart and Grace Kelly were intended to be the co-stars of this movie, but when Kelly became betrothed to Prince Rainier of Monaco, Stewart decided not to do it (a decision he later said he regretted), and the leading roles went to Gregory Peck and Lauren Bacall. See more »

Goofs

After the dog comes out of Lori's bedroom with a shoe Mirilla goes into,the bedroom. Mike is standing with the phone by the bed. He then moves to his left to in front of the window where Mirilla throws the shoe. Theythere is a cutaway to the street, when they come back you see into an empty bedroom. Mike enters the frame from screen right with the phone and goes back to the bed. The very next frame he is magically back in front of the window when he says "Mirilla". See more »

Quotes

Marilla Hagen: [Seeing the mess in Mike's lap] What's that?
Mike Hagen: Ravioli.
Marilla Hagen: Didn't you care for it?
Mike Hagen: Oh, no. It's very good here.
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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 The Jeffersons: Designing Woman (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

There'll Be Some Changes Made
(uncredited)
Music by W. Benton Overstreet
Lyrics by Billy Higgins
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A beautifully shot film with good performances - a pleasure to look at and watch.
8 June 2003 | by clivySee all my reviews

I thought the film had some enjoyable performances. Peck is a little wooden but perhaps this was meant to be part of his character. I liked the hoodlums very much and they seemed to be enjoying themselves. The monologues by the characters work very well and the film still surprises and entertains the viewer.


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