Designing Woman

Designing Woman

Gregory Peck
Director: Vincente Minnelli Cast: Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
, Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
, Dolores Gray
Dolores Gray
Vincente Minnelli


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/04/2018
UPC: 0888574775001
Original Release: 1957
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:58:00
Sales rank: 8,572

Special Features

Behind-the-Scenes Minidocumentary featuring Costume Designer Helen Rose; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gregory Peck Mike Hagen
Lauren Bacall Marilla Hagen
Dolores Gray Lori Shannon
Sam Levene Ned Hammerstein
Tom Helmore Zachary Wilde
Mickey Shaughnessy Maxie Stultz
Jesse White Charlie Arneg
Chuck Connors Johnnie "O"
Edward Platt Martin J. Daylor
Alvy Moore Luke Coslow
Carol Veazie/Morris Carnovsky Gwen
Jack Cole Randy Owens

Technical Credits
Vincente Minnelli Director
John Alton Cinematographer
Preston Ames Art Director
Adrienne Fazan Editor
Henry W. Grace Set Decoration/Design
William Horning Art Director
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
André Previn Score Composer
Helen Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
Dore Schary Producer
William Shanks Asst. Director
William J. Tuttle Makeup
George Wells Screenwriter
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Designing Woman
1. Credits [1:29]
2. Everyone's Side of It [1:53]
3. Feeling Fine [3:18]
4. A New Man [3:21]
5. Time Together [3:20]
6. Love and Marriage [3:08]
7. Pieces of Mike's Place [3:53]
8. Editorial Advice [3:10]
9. There'll Be Some Changes Made [3:14]
10. Ravioli a la Lori [2:56]
11. Doesn't Go With Gray [1:50]
12. Marilla and Company [4:13]
13. Guest List [1:43]
14. Compatible [3:38]
15. Design on the Designer [2:42]
16. Screaming Fight Fans [4:15]
17. Show Folk and... [3:41]
18. Pokerloaf [3:00]
19. Randy's Routine [1:18]
20. Midnight Words [2:38]
21. New Leading Lady [2:10]
22. One and the Same [3:26]
23. Johnny O. on the Nose [4:10]
24. Frank and Aboveboard [3:12]
25. His Bodyguard [4:27]
26. Pumping Maxie [2:26]
27. Restless Night [1:35]
28. Music Is Better Than Words [1:58]
29. Wilde About Lori [1:39]
30. Calls from the Road [2:09]
31. Lori's Place [5:49]
32. The Shoe Drops [3:23]
33. Plenty of Trouble [4:11]
34. Charlie's Latest Slice [1:11]
35. Cold Shoulder in Boston [3:55]
36. A Stitch In Time [1:54]
37. To Her Rescue [3:36]
38. Balletic Brawl [2:03]
39. Summing Up [4:17]
40. Chapter 40 [1:09]

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