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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Designing Woman (1957)

A very cute romantic comedy. While on vacation in California Mike Hagen (Gregory Peck), a sportswriter, meets Marilla Brown (Lauren Bacall), a fashion designer. They have a whirlwind romance and are married. When they return to New York to begin their life as husband and wife they learn that they really do not know each other very well. Mike is struggling on his reporters salary while Marilla lives in an affluent apartment. They live in completely different worlds. They try to make a go of it but it seems that everything is against them. The trouble starts when Marilla believes that Mike is cheating on her. He was not completely honest about his former relationship with actress Lori Shannon (Dolores Gray) and Marilla becomes suspicious. Now they need to bring their opposite worlds together to save their marriage.

This movie is not the best I have ever seen but it was entertaining. At times Peck seemed very uncomfortable in the comedic element but once you get past that his performance is pretty good. Bacall was wonderful in the film that was made when her husband, Humphrey Bogart, was dying from cancer. All in all it is not a bad way to spend a Saturday afternoon.



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