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Designing Woman

USA, English, 118 mins

  • Director: Vincente Minnelli
  • Writer: George Wells
  • Producer: Dore Schary; George Wells

CGiii Comment

Incredibly, Wells won the Oscar for the lacklustre writing.

In the spirit of the rom-com couples; Hepburn/Tracey, Hudson/Day - Peck/Bacall do their best with a crap story.

The script is beyond dismal. The physical comedy is rather pathetic.

Minnelli directs without panache and having gay characters that aren't really gay is another shocking indictment on Hollywood and how they and the censors manipulated everyone.

Praise be that those days are gone - long gone.

Cast & Characters

Gregory Peck as Mike Hagen;
Lauren Bacall as Marilla Brown Hagen;
Dolores Gray as Lori Shannon;
Sam Levene as Ned Hammerstein;
Tom Helmore as Zachary Wilde;
Mickey Shaughnessy as Maxie Stultz;
Jesse White as Charlie Arneg;
Chuck Connors as Johnnie 'O';
Edward Platt as Martin J. Daylor;
Alvy Moore as Luke Coslow;
Carol Veazie as Gwen;
Jack Cole as Randy Owens;
Helen Andrews as Model;
Jan Arvan as TV Director;
Rodney Bell as Drunk Reporter

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