It Should Happen to You (1954)

It Should Happen to You (1954)




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Gladys Glover is an unsuccessful model and actress who believes that a jolt of publicity will do her career a world of good. She gets that publicity by renting a billboard in the middle of Manhattan, emblazoned with her name and photograph. As a result, Gladys is showered with attention.
Classics , Comedy , Romance
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Columbia Pictures

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Judy Holliday
as Gladys Glover
Jack Lemmon
as Pete Sheppard
Peter Lawford
as Evan Adams III
Connie Gilchrist
as Mrs. Riker
Michael O'Shea
as Brod Clinton
Vaughan Taylor
as Entrikin
Heywood Hale Broun
as Sour Man in Central Park
Rex Evans
as Con Cooley
Wendy Barrie
as Herself
Art Gilmore
as Don Toddman
Whit Bissell
as Robert Grau
Walter Klavun
as Bert Piazza
Ralph Dumke
as Beckhard, Salesman
Chick Chandler
as Engineer
Ilka Chase
as Herself
Frank Nelson
as Salesman
Mary Young
as Old Lady Customer
Cora Witherspoon
as Saleslady
James Nusser
as Board Member
Edwin Chandler
as Board Member
Stan Malotte
as Board Member
Robert Berger
as Board Member
Robert Earl Keen
as Board Member
George Becwar
as Board Member
Tom Hennessy
as Board Member
Leo Curley
as Board Member
Ted Thorpe
as Assistant Photographer
Tom Cound
as Assistant Photographer
Sandra Lee
as Teenager
Stephany Hampson
as Teenager
Harold J. Kennedy
as Photographer
Don Richards
as Photographer
Jim Hyland
as Bartender
Margaret McWade
as Elderly Lady
George Kitchel
as Lieutenant
Stanley Orr
as Makeup Man
Herbert C. Lytton
as Sound Man
John Saxon
as Boy Watching Argument in Park
Arthur Gilmore
as Don Toddman
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Critic Reviews for It Should Happen to You

All Critics (9)

A "My Friend Irma" type of dumb blonde comedy, that is expertly performed by Judy Holliday.

Full Review… | February 3, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Delicious comedy - and beautiful time capsule of New York City and early television.

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

Early Jack Lemmon comedy with real star power by Judy Holliday.

March 23, 2008

Judy & Jack are fabulous together

June 15, 2005
Atlantic City Weekly

Starring Judy Holliday, George Cukor's charming 1954 comedy may be Hollywood's first satire about the hunger for celebrity by ordinary people and the increasing power of advertising.

Full Review… | November 23, 2004

Enjoyable little comedy with bright stars.

July 21, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for It Should Happen to You


I saw this movie on TCM and Ben Mankiewicz's intro summed it all up...."The story is as current as today's reality shows. The idea of being famous not because you're talented or accomplished, but just because you're famous."

Nick Krolikowski
Nick Krolikowski

Yes, I am guilty. I watched this yesterday and it was a train wreck. I kept thinking it would get better but at the end of the picture my husband who so kindly endured it with me voiced, "that is an hour and a half of my life I will never get back." Not too far from the truth... it was pretty cheesy and exhausting the idea of the poor dumb blonde. She acts like a 10 year old innocent girl through out the movie as she is "wooed" into being used as property. Lesson well learned for young girls who misconstrue the celeb life for a woman to be a glamorous fairy tale. If I had a chance to see the movie again... I would pass and suggest you do too unless you like the dumb blonde air head movies.

Megan Rawls
Megan Rawls

Brilliantly directed by Cukor, and brilliantly acted by the great cast. This movie is hilarious, and a lot of fun. I highly recommend it.

Aj V
Aj V

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