Jan. 11, 2011
10. Designing Woman (1957)
Starring Gregory Peck, Lauren Bacall, Dolores Gray, Sam Levene
Directed by Vincente Minnelli
Plot: After only knowing each other a short time, a sportswriter marries and a successful fashion designer marry. Now they must deal with their conflicting lifestyles.
This is a fun, light ’50s comedy. The clothes designed by Helen Rose are shown off to their full advantage by the stylish and sultry Lauren Bacall. Oh, and Gregory Peck is pretty easy on the eyes as well. It’s fun to see both of them in a comedy. Despite the fact that this won an Oscar for best screenplay, I thought the story was kind of lacking. I guess that just shows what I know. :P It seemed like it relied a little too much on the old ‘couples misunderstanding’ shtick. But all things considered, this is a really fun movie with a great cast.