MontyC

Name 10 Facts about this Movie

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8).  Shelley Winter's diving and swimming scene has become a campy classic.

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10.  It has the famous crash through the stained glass dome scene.

Next: A LETTER TO THREE WIVES.

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4):  The original story had 5 wives, and the first draft screenplay had 4 wives.

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5. Writer/director Joseph Mankiewicz patterned Linda Darnell's shaky house after his NYC childhood home, which was next to the Third Avenue train

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7.  Director Mankiewicz had Linda Darnell look at a picture of Otto Preminger (unseen by us), a director she despised, to elicit the look of disgust and disdain towards the supposed portrait of Addie Ross.

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14 minutes ago, Arsan404 said:

5. Paul Douglas' first starring role

Shouldn't this be No. 8?

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9. Mankiewicz had Kirk Douglas jump up from behind the sofa in his boxers, to get the desired look of delighted surprise from Ann Sothern.  This is the scene when she returns home to see if her husband would be there.

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It was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Movie, Comedy or Musical.  It was not nominated for Best Movie by the Academy.

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