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A Woman of Distinction Details


A Woman of Distinction serves as a tailor-made vehicle for Rosalind Russell. The star is cast as Susan Middlecott, a highly respected college dean. As can be expected, Susan is too busy for romance -- at least until handsome professor Alec Stevenson (Ray Milland) enters the picture. At first, the dean and the prof are thrown together by the overzealous machinations of a press agent, and they're none too pleased about it. No matter how hard they try to keep their distance from each other, Susan and Alec constantly find themselves in embarrassing situations in full view of the public. It takes the behind-the-scenes maneuvers of Susan's puckish papa (Edmund Gwenn) to straighten things out. Appearing in unbilled cameos are Lucille Ball as herself, and Ball's future TV cohort Gale Gordon as a railroad ticket agent. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Ray Milland
as Alec Stevenson
Rosalind Russell
as Susan Middlecott
Edmund Gwenn
as Mark Middlecott
Janis Carter
as Teddy Evans
Mary Jane Saunders
as Louisa
Francis Lederer
as Paul Simone
Jerome Courtland
as Jerome
Alex Gerry
as Herman Pomeroy
Charlotte Wynters
as Miss Withers
Gale Gordon
as Station clerk
Jean Willes
as Pearl
Wanda McKay
as Merle
Elizabeth Flournoy
as Laura
Harry Tyler
as Charlie
Charles Trowbridge
as Jewelry Salesman
Richard Bartell
William Newell
as Bartender
Harry V. Cheshire
as Stewart
Edward Keane
as Sergeant
Dudley Dickerson
as Waiter
Napoleon Whiting
Mira McKinney
Lelah Tyler
as Member
Harry Strang
Marie Blake
as Wax Operator
Charles Jordan
Maxine Gates
as Goldie
Larry Barton
Myron Healey
as Cameraman
Robert Malcolm
Walter Sande
as Officer
Gail Bonney
as Woman
Donald Kerr
Lois Hall
as Stewardess
John Smith
as Boy


Edward N. Buzzell
Buddy Adler
Frank Tashlin
Hugo Butler
Charles Hoffman
Joseph Walker
Morris W. Stoloff
Musical Direction/Supervision
Werner Richard Heymann
Composer (Music Score)
Jean Louis
Costume Designer