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It Should Happen to You (1954)

The Gabor sisters had just started their reign as the first celebrities to be famous for being famous when writer Garson Kanin came up with the idea for a film about a woman so in love with notoriety she pays to have her name put on a billboard overlooking Columbus Circle in New York City. Judy Holliday stars as Gladys Glover, a failed model making one last grab at success. Before long everybody wants to know her and she’s appearing on TV. She’s also being courted by two men: a soap executive (Peter Lawford) who wants her billboard for his own product and a documentary filmmaker (Jack Lemmon, in his film debut) who loves her. George Cukor directs with style and grace in his fourth collaboration with Holliday and his fifth with Kanin. 

d. George Cukor, 87m, DCP