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The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 22 August 1956 (USA)
A minority stockholder takes on the crooked board of directors at a billion dollar corporation.

Director:

Richard Quine

Writers:

Abe Burrows (screen play), George S. Kaufman (from the play by) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Judy Holliday ... Laura Partridge
Paul Douglas ... Edward L. McKeever
Fred Clark ... Clifford Snell
John Williams ... John T. 'Jack' Blessington
Hiram Sherman Hiram Sherman ... Harry Harkness
Neva Patterson ... Amelia Shotgraven
Ralph Dumke ... Warren Gillie
Ray Collins ... Alfred Metcalfe
Arthur O'Connell ... Mark Jenkins
George Burns ... Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

Laura Partridge is a very enthusiastic small stockholder of ten shares in International Projects, a large corporation based in New York City. She attends her first stockholders meeting ready to question the board of directors from their salaries to their operations. These are not the questions which the board expected to be asked of them, especially since they are all crooked, except for Edward McKeever, the current CEO who has resigned in order to take an advisory position at the Pentagon. Following the meeting, he bumps into Laura and offers to drive her home. On the way there, Laura displays her enthusiasm for being a stockholder, as a result, Edward takes a liking to her. With Edward in Washington, D.C., John Blessington and Clifford Snell establish their hold on International Projects. They see greater riches now that Edward has influence with the U.S. Senate, especially with the awarding of federal contracts, unfortunately for them, he is honest, and won't do their bidding. In ... Written by Kelly

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Judy Holliday is Solid Gold! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Trivia

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 five hundred twenty-six performances and closed on February 12, 1955. See more »

Goofs

When Laura and McKeever emerge from the restaurant,a lighting cable is visible in the gutter. See more »

Quotes

Miss L'Arriere: I had my swimming pool dug by an International Projects steam shovel. It's a darling shovel.
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Connections

Referenced in I Dream of Jeannie: The Solid Gold Jeannie (1970) See more »

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Let's hear it for the underdog!
31 August 2000 | by Lily-48See all my reviews

I have seen this movie about three times, and each time I am taken aback by the sweetness and honesty of the character Laura Partridge, as played by Judy Holiday. Even though the plot is predictable, I still enjoy watching a woman of character (who first comes across as a dizzy dame) as she continues to outsmart the cynical "opposition." A sweet comedy, and a good escape from the "real world."


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Frau im goldenen Cadillac See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Black and White | Color (Technicolor) (finale)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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