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Bells Are Ringing (1960) was a Musical - Comedy Film directed by Vincente Minnelli and produced by Arthur Freed.

Academy Awards 1960 --- Ceremony Number 33 (source: AMPAS)

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Best Music - ScoringAndre PrevinNominated
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Bells Are Ringing (1960)

By Beatrice on Mar 27, 2017 From Flickers in Time

Bells Are Ringing Directed by Vincente Minnelli Written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green from their musical play 1960/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing?/Amazon Instant Back before cell phones, back before voice mail, and back before answering machines, there were human beings picking up our m... Read full article


Warner Archive Blu-ray: Judy Holliday and Dean Martin Charm in Bells Are Ringing (1960)

By KC on Mar 2, 2017 From Classic Movies

Director Vincent Minnelli's Bells Are Ringing (1960) has its fans, but I've never felt this musical gets the love it deserves. Perhaps stars Judy Holliday and Dean Martin don't offer vocal or dancing pyrotechnics, but they are nevertheless perfectly suited to the genre, giving performances that are ... Read full article


Musical Monday: Bells Are Ringing (1960)

on Nov 14, 2016 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: “Bells Are RingingR... Read full article


Bells Are Ringing (1960)

By Lindsey on Mar 4, 2012 From The Motion Pictures

Bells Are Ringing (1960): 4/5 Bells Are Ringing starts off with what could be a fabulous parody of advertising. However, I’m not sure whether it would have been received that way in 1960 or whether that was the film’s intention. What follows is a delightful but somewhat typical romantic ... Read full article


Bells are Ringing(1960)

By Dawn on May 24, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Bells Are Ringing (1960) Romantic/comedy/musical. Director: Vincente Minnelli. Cast: Judy Holliday and Dean Martin. Brooklyn Switchboard operator Ella Peterson, works for telephone answering service Susanswerphone. Even though Sue's orders are only to "take and give" messages, Ella uses different v... Read full article


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Quotes from

Ella Peterson:I'm going back where I can be me, at the Bonjour Tristese Brassiere Company!


Ella Peterson:I'm in love with a man Plaza oh Double 4 Double 3. What a perfect relationship I can't see him he can't see me!


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Except for two uncredited parts in her first two films, this was the only color film Judy Holliday made.
Judy Holliday recreated her Broadway role as Ella Peterson. Others who recreated their Broadway roles in the movie were Jean Stapleton as Sue, Dort Clark as Inspector Barnes, Bernard West as Dr. Joe Kitchell and Doria Avila as Carl. The original Broadway production opened at the Shubert Theater (moving later to the Alvin Theater) on November 29, 1956 and played for 924 performances through March 7, 1959. The musical was nominated for the 1957 Tony Award for Best Musical.
#'s phone was the brand new Princess model, just introduced by the Bell System in 1959, the same year this movie was filmed.
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