Designing Woman

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"His world is guys and dolls! Her world is gowns and glamor!"
  • Approved
  • 1957
  • 1 hr 58 min
  • 6.7  (5,401)

In the 1957 movie Designing Woman, Gregory Peck plays sports reporter Mike Hagen who meets and falls in love with fashion designer Marilla Brown, played by Lauren Bacall. It doesn't take long for these two to realize they are different in so many ways, but opposites do attract. Mike and Marilla's relationship is far from average as they quickly marry in secret and hope to spend their honeymoon without the distractions of their jobs. Mike tries to whisk Marilla away to California for a road trip honeymoon but Marilla has other plans. Her idea of a honeymoon is staying put in New York to finalize designs for her fashion show.

Marilla is not your typical fashion designer. She won't bow down to anyone, and commands respect amongst her peers. She does not blend in with the crowd and makes waves in her own way. She's quick-witted and extremely talented, but her confidence makes her a bit intimidating to those around her.

Mike is not a fashion insider, but he's always game for new experiences. He becomes enamored with Marilla's world and envisions himself a part of it. However, his appearance among her peers is met with unamused sneers and he's often seen as a nuisance.

As he tries to figure out the fashion world, she becomes frustrated with his lack of understanding and what she sees as a lack of respect. These issues are further complicated when Mike's ex-girlfriend, Lori Shannon, a nightclub singer played by Dolores Gray, enters the picture. Lori seems charming at first, but it's not long before she tries to stir up trouble between the newlyweds.

The movie Designing Woman is a vibrant and fun movie that will captivate you from the start. Its musical numbers are upbeat and catchy, and Lauren Bacall's wardrobe is to die for. Bacall is at her sarcastic and comedic best, and Gregory Peck delivers his usual best-he's charming and charismatic.

The New York-based movie was directed by Vincente Minnelli, and he does a great job in capturing the hustle and bustle of the city, especially the fashion industry. His direction is stylish and slick, and highlights the era perfectly, a time when the fashion and sports world might have only crossed paths infrequently.

The 1957 movie Designing Woman is undoubtedly one of the best romantic comedies of its time. The story is engaging from the start, the leads are perfect casting, and the supporting cast is equally talented. The themes of the movie marriage, work, and jealousy are still relevant in today's society, making this movie timeless.

In conclusion, the movie Designing Woman is a must-watch for anyone who loves classic romantic comedies. It has all the best elements of the genre, humor, romance, and a charming and attractive cast. The combination of romance with the world of high fashion and sports makes this movie unique, and it will leave you feeling happy and satisfied.

Designing Woman is a 1957 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 58 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7.

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    6.7  (5,401)