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The Girl Most Likely (1957)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical | February 1958 (USA)
Dodie dreams of marrying a millionaire so that she can live 'the life'. Buzz, her boyfriend, however is not rich as he is a salesman for a housing development. He proposes and Dodie accepts... See full summary »

Director:

Mitchell Leisen

Writers:

Devery Freeman (screenplay), Paul Jarrico (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jane Powell ... Dodie
Cliff Robertson ... Pete
Keith Andes ... Neil Patterson, Jr.
Kaye Ballard ... Marge
Tommy Noonan ... Buzz
Una Merkel ... Dodie's Mother
Kelly Brown ... Sam Kelsey - Sailor
Judy Nugent ... Pauline - Dodie's Sister
Frank Cady ... Dodie's Pop
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Storyline

Dodie dreams of marrying a millionaire so that she can live 'the life'. Buzz, her boyfriend, however is not rich as he is a salesman for a housing development. He proposes and Dodie accepts. Dodie next meets Pete, who she thinks is rich, but she soon finds out that he is just a boat mechanic. They have fun on their date and Pete proposes and Dodie accepts. Then Dodie meets Neil Patterson who is rich. They go to Mexico on his yacht and have fun on their date. Neil proposes and Dodie accepts. Now she has to choose. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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MUSIC YOUNG! MUSIC GAY! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Andra thelo, tora ton thelo See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The Castles-by-the-Sea homes are selling for $13,995.95 on Balboa Island, Newport Beach, California. In 2019, due to inflation, that is equivalent to: $127,578.81. Quite a bargain. A two-bedroom home in 2019 on Balboa Island is selling for a minimum of around $1.6 million. See more »

Quotes

Pete: Sometimes, even though you don't want to, maybe you have to, so, you might as well want to.
Dodie: Well, if you don't want to and you don't have to, then you just don't'; because, you don't want to.
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Connections

Remake of Tom, Dick and Harry (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

The Girl Most Likely
Music by Nelson Riddle
Lyrics by Bob Russell
Sung over the opening credits by The Hi-Los
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Interesting little film, but---
17 November 2007 | by capricorn9See all my reviews

This is an odd, but charming, little film. A remake of an old Ginger Rogers film called Tom, Dick or Harry. But somehow in musicalizing it and making the changes necessary for the new location, something has been lost and I just can't quite put my finger on it.

Your have a great cast! Jane Powell, fresh from her MGM days. Kaye Ballard in one of her very rare movie roles (there are times when she still seems to be playing to the balcony) and a great supporting cast of people like Frank Caddy, Una Merkel, Cliff Robertson, Tommy Noonan and Keith Andes, who was also rarely seen on film. The choreography by Gower Champion is bright and inventive, especially the number on the beach and a score by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane. What else could someone want?

I still don't know.

Ms Powell's character has no redeeming characteristics. She is out for one thing and one thing only - to marry a rich man and she doesn't care who she steps on along the way. Then when she does have the millionaire she just drops him suddenly,on the very hour of their wedding, to go back to Fiancée #2, the mechanic, with no thought to Fiancée #1 (her childhood friend) who seems to be the only one honestly in love with her. Ah love - one can never understand it.


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