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Ella Peterson (Judy Holliday) is an operator for an answering service run by her cousin, Sue (Jean Stapleton). Lacking excitement in her personal life, Ella starts becoming involved in the lives of the service's clients, including a struggling playwright, Jeffrey Moss (Dean Martin). As Ella gets in over her head dealing with a bookie posing as a record producer (Eddie Foy Jr.), she tries to hide her real identity. That becomes more difficult when she begins to fall in love with Jeffrey.

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Critic Reviews for Bells Are Ringing

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Audience Reviews for Bells Are Ringing

  • Sep 05, 2010
    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
  • May 29, 2009
    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 H Super Reviewer
  • Mar 20, 2009
    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 n Super Reviewer
  • Jun 07, 2007
    It's worth seeing for Judy Holliday's performance and for Dean singing Just in Time alone. It's a charming movie.
    Morris N Super Reviewer

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