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Designing Woman

Designing Woman (1957)


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Release Date: Jan 1, 1957 Wide



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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


Romance, Classics, Comedy

George Wells

Feb 5, 2002

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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (2) | DVD (6)

A sunny view of artistic self-awareness slicing past gaiety

February 4, 2010 Full Review Source: CinePassion

Comedy full of Minnelli's creative visual style.

August 8, 2008 Full Review Source: Classic Film and Television
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.

July 20, 2006 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com

There wasn't much to chew on or laugh about in this stilted comedy.

March 9, 2005 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Slick but dated sophisticated, romantic comedy

October 24, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

Narrado por quatro de seus personagens, o filme é divertido, conta com ótimas atuações de todos (Peck, em especial) e tem uma seqüência de luta hilária no final.

July 25, 2003
Cinema em Cena

Bright comedy, but nothing great

August 21, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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.
November 17, 2010

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?
February 7, 2009
Mason Williams

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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.
December 12, 2007
Veronique Kwak

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Rehash of Tracy's and Hepburn's Woman of the Year from 15 years before. Not a bad retelling. There are many funny observations. However, I like the chemistry, frazzled nerves, and rapid dialog of the movie with the classic couple better.
October 1, 2009

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