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Bells Are Ringing (1960)

126 min - Comedy, Music, Romance - 23 June 1960
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Based on the successful 1956 Broadway production of the same name by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jule Styne, the film focuses on Ella Peterson, who works in the basement office of Susanswerphone, a telephone answering service. Peterson, based on Mary Printz, who worked at Green's service, listens in on others' lives and adds some interest to her own humdrum existence by adopting different identities for her clients. They include an out-of-work Method actor, a dentist with musical yearnings, and in particular playwright Jeffrey Moss, who is suffering from writer's block and desperately needs a muse.

Director:  Vincente Minnelli
Stars:  Judy Holliday, Dean Martin, Fred Clark, Eddie Foy Jr., Jean Stapleton, Ruth Storey, Dort Clark, Bernie West, Frank Gorshin, Jimmy Ames, Ralph Roberts, Valerie Allen, Gerry Mulligan, Lela Bliss, Donna Douglas, Oliver Blake, Herb Vigran, Len Lesser

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Based on the successful 1956 Broadway production of the same name by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jule Styne, the film focuses on Ella Peterson, who works in the basement office of Susanswerphone, a telephone answering service. Peterson, based on Mary Printz, who worked at Green's service, listens in on others' lives and adds some interest to her own humdrum existence by adopting different identities for her clients. They include an out-of-work Method actor, a dentist with musical yearnings, and in particular playwright Jeffrey Moss, who is suffering from writer's block and desperately needs a muse.



Genres: Comedy, Music, Romance

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English, French
Release Date:  23 June 1960

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 06 min

Academy Award Nominations

MUSIC (Scoring of a Musical Picture) — Andre Previn

 

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