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Lucy Gallant (1955)

Approved | | Drama | 25 April 1956 (Portugal)
The success story of a dressmaker who comes to run a group of fashion shops at the expense of her love life.

Director:

Robert Parrish
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Complete credited cast:
Jane Wyman ... Lucy Gallant
Charlton Heston ... Casey Cole
Claire Trevor ... Lady MacBeth
Thelma Ritter ... Molly Basserman
William Demarest ... Charles Madden
Wallace Ford ... Gus Basserman
Tom Helmore ... Jim Wardman
Gloria Talbott ... Laura Wilson
James Westerfield ... Harry Wilson
Mary Field ... Irma Wilson
Allan Shivers Allan Shivers ... Allan Shivers - Governor of Texas
Edith Head ... Edith Head
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The success story of a dressmaker who comes to run a group of fashion shops at the expense of her love life.

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Trivia

The original story, "The Life of Lucy Gallant" by Margaret Cousins, appeared in the May 1953 issue of Good Housekeeping. See more »

Goofs

Photo #6 of the photo gallery for "Lucy Gallant" claims to be a picture of Claire Trevor and Charlton Heston. It is actually a photo of Claire Trevor and Glenn Ford from the movie "The Adventures of Martin Eden" released in 1942. See more »

Quotes

Lucy Gallant: Always wear black with dark gray, not that color.
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Referenced in Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010) See more »

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How Can I Tell Her?
Written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
Performed by Four Freshmen (as The Four Freshmen)
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Good Jane Wyman Film
9 January 2015 | by JLRMovieReviewsSee all my reviews

Jane Wyman is "Lucy Gallant," who goes to new territory to set up in business and sell women's clothes - to be her own woman, to stand on her own two feet. But when Charlton Heston set his eyes on her, he fell in love with her and wanted her for himself. By the way, he doesn't like these "independent women." He is both attracted to and dismayed by her being cool to him in the beginning. But he is just as determined as she is. Claire Trevor, Thelma Ritter, and William Demarest all give good support, but this film belongs to Ms. Wyman, who gives the role both her vulnerability and firm resolve. "Lucy Gallant" is a harder-to-find film of hers than others. And, while it may seen rather predictable and not that much original in concept, its production values and good actors make up for it. Ms. Wyman's likable disposition invites the viewer to spend time with her and we never lose interest in her world as she tries to make a go of it and having to deal with Charlton's passes at her. Will she succumb to his advances? Will she triumph over tragedies that befall her business? You'll only learn, if you enter the world of "Lucy Gallant."


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Language:

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Release Date:

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