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Title:
Designing woman
Author:
Peck, Gregory, 1916-2003, actor.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2002.

©1957
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
An easy-going, unpolished sportswriter and a sophisticated clothing designer meet, fall in love and marry while both are visiting California. When they return to their homes in New York, they decide to live in her plush apartment, and their differences soon emerge.
General Note:
Widescreen.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1957.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Not rated.
Added Corporate Author:
ISBN:
9780790752914
UPC:
012569545328
Format :
DVD

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A married sportswriter and fashion designer have clashing friends. Directed by Vincente Minnelli."


Summary

Vincente Minnelli directed this sophisticated comedy, which owes a debt to Spencer Tracy/Katherine Hepburn vehicles. Sportswriter Mike Hagen (Gregory Peck) and fashion designer Marilla (Lauren Bacall) are New Yorkers who meet while both are vacationing in California. It's love at first sight, and the two decide on the spur of the moment to get married. However, once they return to the Big Apple, it starts to occur to them just how different they are after Mike moves out of his sloppy bachelor lair in the Village and joins Marilla in her luxury flat on the Upper East Side. While they try to sort out their differences, Mike encounters his former girlfriend Lori (Dolores Gray), while Marilla runs into her onetime beau Zachary (Tom Helmore); given the haste with which they married, neither of their exes had yet heard that Mike and Marilla were hitched, and the notion that they could still be lured away hangs in the air. Meanwhile, Mike has written a series of articles exposing corruption in boxing, which earns him no friends among some ill-mannered Gotham mobsters. Bacall's sparkling comic performance was a remarkable display of personal strength; as the movie was being filmed, her husband Humphrey Bogart was suffering from the last stages of the cancer that would soon claim his life. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


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