It Should Happen to You Overview:

It Should Happen to You (1954) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by George Cukor and produced by Fred Kohlmar.

SYNOPSIS

One of the best of the tragically few Holliday comedies, and one of her best performances. As aspiring actress Gladys Glover, Holliday puts her own name in lights by plastering it on a New York billboard. Cukor directs Kanin's script with characteristic light touch. Lemmon's screen debut.

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Academy Awards 1954 --- Ceremony Number 27 (source: AMPAS)

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Best Costume DesignJean LouisNominated
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It Should Happen to You (1954)

By Carol Martinheira on Mar 30, 2017 From The Old Hollywood Garden

It Should Happen to You (1954) On March 30, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized ?I absolutely love Jack Lemmon. Always have, always will. He?s one of those people you just can?t help but love. And I?m not just talking about his acting or his films. There was a warmth to him, ... Read full article


It Should Happen to You (1954)

By Beatrice on Jan 6, 2016 From Flickers in Time

It Should Happen to You Directed by George Cukor Written by Garson Kanin 1954/USA Columbia Pictures Corportation First viewing/Amazon Instant This OK comedy gave us our first look at Jack Lemmon. ?Judy Holliday isn’t bad either. Gladys Glover (Holliday) has just lost her modeling job and ... Read full article


It Should Happen to You (1954). (1)

By Dawn on Feb 12, 2012 From Noir and Chick Flicks

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It Should Happen to You

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It Should Happen to You (1954). (2)

By Dawn on Jan 25, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

It Should Happen to You (1954) . Romantic/comedy. Cast: Judy Holliday, the first screen appearance of Jack Lemmon. Other cast members: Michael O'Shea, Vaughn Taylor, Connie Gilchrist, Walter Klavun, Whit Bissell, Constance Bennett, Ilka Chase, Wendy Barrie and Melville Cooper. The film was directed ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Bert Piazza: [discussing an ad campaign] But what's the angle?
Evan Adams III: The 'average American girl!'
Robert Grau: A lot of penetration there.


[after meeting Gladys in central Park]
Pete Sheppard: Good luck to you, Gladys. I sure hope you make a name for yourself, if that's what you want. If that's what you really want, you'll get it.
Gladys Glover: How?
Pete Sheppard: I don't know. Just a theory of mine: that not only 'where there's a will, there's a way'... but, 'where's there's a way, there's a will'. See?


Gladys Glover: Well... I think... if they're big enough, they're old enough.


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The production had a 10-day location shoot in New York City in early July, 1953.
The sports car that Peter Lawford is driving is a 1952 Jaguar XK120.
The $210 billboard on Columbus Circle would be worth $1680 a month in 2010.
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