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Bells Are Ringing (1960)




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This musical comedy is the film version of the hit Broadway play. Starring Judy Holliday and Dean Martin, Bells Are Ringing scored with a few hit songs, most notably the moody finale "The Party's Over." The screenplay was done by Betty Comden and Adolph Green who also wrote the play, and was directed by Vincent Minnelli.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Romance, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Betty Comden, Adolph Green
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 15, 2005
MGM Home Entertainment


Judy Holliday
as Ella Peterson
Dean Martin
as Jeffrey Moss
Fred Clark
as Larry Hastings
Eddie Foy Jr.
as J. Otto Prantz
Dort Clark
as Insp. Barnes
Frank Gorshin
as Blake Barton
Bernie West
as Dr. Joe Kitchell
Steven Peck
as First gangster
Gerry Mulligan
as Ella's blind date
Nancy Walters
as Katherine Arnold
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Critic Reviews for Bells Are Ringing

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Has too much plot and not enough music or comedy.

Full Review… | September 13, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Minnelli's last collaboration with Arthur Freed is an old-fashioned, moderately entertaining musical that suffers from lack of chemistry between Judy Holliday and Dean Martin.

Full Review… | July 27, 2009

Inventive, emotionally involving and visually stylish musical.

Full Review… | August 8, 2008
Classic Film and Television

Audience Reviews for Bells Are Ringing

Sweet, good natured comedy. Wonderful supporting cast but the shining light of the whole thing is Judy Holliday a truly unique talent. She glows when ever she's on screen. Sadly this was her last film. A real loss.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

I really liked Holliday in this movie, her last, it's fun and has good songs. The story is funny and romantic, and I recommend this movie.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Moments of genius, moments of complete stupidity.

Judy Holliday was fantastic, but I found the film real uneven. I bet on stage it would work a lot better. The police story line was especially cringe inducing. However there was great physical comedy shtick

Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

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