Bells Are Ringing

1960

Bells Are Ringing

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80%

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Reviews Counted: 10

77%
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77%
Average Rating: 3.7/5

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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.

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Cast

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

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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
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
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
Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

Judy Holliday is a an absolute delight in her final film as a telephone answering service operator who becomes romantically involved with one of her clients. Stylish musical based on the 1956 Broadway hit of the same name is heartwarming and sweet from start to finish. An undervalued gem. Songs include the popular standards "Just in Time" and "The Party's Over".

Mark Hobin
Mark Hobin

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