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A Woman of Distinction Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

A Woman of Distinction serves as a tailor-made vehicle for [[Performer~P62246~Rosalind Russell~rosalindrussell]]. 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 ([[Performer~P102824~Ray Milland~raymilland]]) 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 ([[Performer~P29391~Edmund Gwenn~edmundgwenn]]) to straighten things out. Appearing in unbilled cameos are [[Performer~P3574~Lucille Ball~lucilleball]] as herself, and Ball's future TV cohort [[Performer~P27779~Gale Gordon~galegordon]] as a railroad ticket agent. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

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
Edward Keane
as Sergeant
Lois Hall
as Stewardess
Charles Trowbridge
as Jewelry Salesman
Walter Sande
as Officer
John Smith
as Boy
Richard Bartell
Gail Bonney
as Woman
Dudley Dickerson
as Waiter
Donald Kerr
Harry V. Cheshire
as Stewart
Maxine Gates
as Goldie
Mira McKinney
Larry Barton
Myron Healey
as Cameraman
Napoleon Whiting
Marie Blake
as Wax Operator
William Newell
as Bartender
Robert Malcolm
Lelah Tyler
as Member
Charles Jordan
Harry Strang

Crew

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