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Designing Woman (1957)

Designing Woman (1957)

Designing Woman




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Comical, romantic chaos ensues when an ultra-chic haute-couture designer (Lauren Bacall) falls in love and hastily marries a sloppy sportswriter (Gregory Peck).more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Romance, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: George Wells
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 5, 2002


Gregory Peck
as Mike Hagen
Lauren Bacall
as Marilla Brown Hagen
Dolores Gray
as Lori Shannon
Sam Levene
as Ned Hammerstein
Tom Helmore
as Zachary Wilde
Mickey Shaughnessy
as Maxie Stultz
Jesse White
as Charlie Arneg
Chuck Connors
as Johnnie `O'
Edward Platt
as Marin J. Daylor
Alvy Moore
as Luke Coslow
Jack Cole
as Randy Owen
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Critic Reviews for Designing Woman

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | July 22, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

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

A sunny view of artistic self-awareness slicing past gaiety

Full Review… | February 4, 2010

Comedy full of Minnelli's creative visual style.

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

This mildley entertaining comedy is a reworking of the superior Stevens' 1942 "Woman of the Year," with Gregory Peck in the Spencer Tracy role and Lauren Bacall in Katharine Hepburn's.

Full Review… | July 20, 2006

Audience Reviews for Designing Woman

This is another silly romantic comedy with nothing new to offer. Peck and Bacall should have passed on this movie.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


Designing Woman from 1957 starring the beautiful Lauren Bacall and the great leading man Gregory Peck. I have been wanting to see this film and finally watched it recently and loved it.

The movie centers on a wealthy and very high scoiety lady (Bacall) and a very man's man (Peck). Both fall in love and marry quickly after meeting. Soon thereafter they find out through funny situations that they are very different but have one major thing in common the love for one another, can it rule all?

Mason Williams

Super Reviewer


if you enjoy sophistication comedy which means comic tales about upper class people like those socialites blended with the elements of screwball comedy, and meanwhile you sorta like the old gangster style episode, "designing woman" would be a terrific choice to consume your evening tea time....meanwhile if you're not weary of the trivial emphasis of feminine extravagent constumes, you would embrace this flick with vigor.

the storyline is complicated, a joulistist played by peck falls in love with a fashion designer played by bacall, then gets married immediately once the passion is torched, and he's having some discord over the gap of their social lives, and also he's busy concealing the fact of his ex girlfriend whom his wife suspects he's having affairs with, further his newspaper article infuriates a gangster lead who plans to send thugs to teach him a could's a comedy of errors and irreconcible ridicule between genders, as he would rather take all the troubles denying the existence of his ex than confide the truth to reclaim his fidelity.

the wardrobes are all out of prestigous designer helen rose who even held a press conference to introduce the fashions in this flick. bacall's role was originally considered with grace kelly if kelly had not been transported to morocco as princess.

the best pleasure of watching "designing woman" is the girlish amusement for dresses and those rosiness of high class lifestyle such as being a designer and a popular society queen, most of all, married to a dashing handsome man who is the man of men, gregory peck. of course, the premise is that you must have a slight acceptance of chic flicks, and this one has the right dose, one bit more would ruin the pleasant taste.

Veronique Kwak

Super Reviewer

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