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Call Me Madam (1953)

Cast: Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor, Vera-Ellen, more...
Director: Johnny Downs, Walter Lang
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Genre: Comedies, Musicals
Running Time: 114 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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Synopsis
Ethel Merman reprised her role as a socialite turned diplomat in this screen adaptation of Irving Berlin's hit Broadway musical. Sally Adams (Merman) has made it her business to know everyone worth knowing in Washington D.C., and her penchant for parties pays off when she's appointed United States Ambassador to Lichtenburg. Once she is installed in her new position, she falls in love with suave Foreign Minister Cosmo Constantine (George Sanders), while Princess Maria (Vera-Ellen) has her head turned by Sally's press attaché, Kenneth (Donand O'Connor). Call Me Madam is a showcase for Merman's roof-raising musical comedy style, and here she gets to sing a handful of Berlin tunes, including "You're Just In Love," "Can You Use Any Money Today?" and "Hostess With The Mostes' on the Ball." Vera-Ellen's singing was dubbed by Carol Richards. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

Special Features:

  • Commentary by Musical Film Scholar Miles Kreuger
  • Theatrical Trailer & Teaser



GreenCine Member Reviews

Very enjoyable by MBreslau September 1, 2012 - 6:20 AM PDT
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Full Disclosure: My wife and I were dating when this movie was being made, so it has certain nostalgic resonances that may be missed by younger viewers.
A great deal of talent went into this movies, all to good effect.
It's good to see the under-appreciated Donald O'connor NOT being someone's sidekick, but a star in his own right. His masterful drunken dance is an incredibly good blend of grace, coordination, and inebriation!
Enjoy!




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