Call Me Madam (1953)

Call Me Madam


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Ethel Merman reprises her role from the Irving Berlin Broadway musical in this tuneful romp that is loosely based upon the true story of Perle Mesta. She plays a prominent Washington socialite who becomes the new ambassador of Lichtenburg. Once there, romance blooms all around.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Arthur Sheekman
On DVD: Apr 20, 2004



as Sally Adams

as Kenneth Gibson

as Princess Maria

as Cosmo Constantine

as Pemberton Maxwell

as Prince Hugo

as Tantinnin

as Sebastian

as Grand Duke

as Grand Duchess

as Sen. Brockway

as Sen. Gallagher

as Sen. Wilkins

as Leader

as Chamberlain

as Chamberlain

as Miccoli

as Proprietor

as Rudolph

as Supreme Court Justic...

as Secretary of State

as Clerk

as Ronchin

as Hat Clerk

as Music Clerk

as Switchboard Operator

as Minister from Magrad...

as Cameraman

as Newspaper Reporter

as Newspaper Reporter

as Equerry

as Newspaper Reporter

as Cameraman

as Chamberlain
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Critic Reviews for Call Me Madam

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

The great Ethel Merman recreated her Broadway role in this Irving Berlin musical, which won an Oscar for scoring.

Full Review… | July 13, 2010
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Isn't a whole lot more than a solid film version of Irving Berlin's Ethel Merman stage show. But it doesn't really need to be.

Full Review… | July 16, 2013
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

undiluted Merman at her "mostes."

Full Review… | August 30, 2008

Fine Merman musical which recreates her Broadway success.

June 7, 2007

Audience Reviews for Call Me Madam


Ethel's big show. A surprise to see George Sanders singing so well and Wera-Ellen is always a welcome addition to any film but this one goes on a little too long. Still big brassy entertainment, could it be anything else with the Merm front and center.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


"The great Ethel Merman recreated her Broadway role in this Irving Berlin musical, which won an Oscar for scoring."

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