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The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Richard Quine and produced by Fred Kohlmar.

Academy Awards 1956 --- Ceremony Number 29 (source: AMPAS)

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Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Ross Bellah; Set Decoration: William R. Kiernan, Louis DiageNominated
Best Costume DesignJean LouisWon
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The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956)

By Beatrice on Mar 31, 2016 From Flickers in Time

The Solid Gold Cadillac Directed by Richard Quine Written by Abe Burrows from the play by George S. Kaufman and Howard Teichmann 1956/USA Columbia Pictures Corporation First viewing/Amazon Instant Edward L. McKeever: Well, I’ve read a lot of it. Laura Partridge: Well, take my advice and don... Read full article


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Edward L. McKeever: Miss Partridge, you see, I am a businessman. All my life I've concentrated on business. Now, this has necessarily forced me to devote more of my time to some things and less to others. You understand.
Laura Partridge: Sure. You're scared of girls.


Laura Partridge: Do you like Shakespeare?
Edward L. McKeever: Well, I've read a lot of it.
Laura Partridge: Well, take my advice and don't play it! It's so tiring! They don't let you sit down unless you're a king!


[last lines]
Narrator: The solid gold Cadillac. Well, we had to call it something.


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The final sequence was filmed in color, to better show off the supposedly "solid gold Cadillac" driven by Laura (Judy Holiday) and McKeever (Paul Douglas). The sequence was shot on location in Rockefeller Center in New York City. When prints of the film were subsequently struck for television broadcast, the color was not reproduced so as to save on expenses, and for decades this sequence was seen on TV only in black and white. The original color print was finally restored for home video in the 1990s and is now also shown on cable television.
Judy Holiday and Paul Douglas starred together on Broadway in Born Yesterday. Judy was cast in the film, but Paul Douglas' role was played in the film by Broderick Crawford.
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 526 performances and closed on February 12, 1955.
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