It Should Happen to You



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One of Judy Holliday's delicious dumb blonde performances as the nobody despairing of being somebody who makes it by splashing her savings on splashing her name across a billboard in Manhattan. Garson Kanin's script doesn't really bite hard enough in its satire of TV and its eager promotion of the nonentity celebrity, nor - after a wonderful opening - does the comedy have anywhere much to go. Bright moments and irresistible performances, though, with Lemmon (in his debut) making a superb foil for Holliday as the solemn documentary film-maker who observes, loves and is baffled by her.


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Judy Holliday is terrific, and it's wonderful to Lemmon in his first movie role. The movie also gives us an unself-conscious window in 1954 America in the early days of TV and Madison Avenue. Did I say, I love Judy Holliday?