ask any girl

the year: 1959

the genre: comedy

the cast: Shirley Maclaine (Meg Wheeler); David Niven (Miles Doughton); Gig Young (Evan Doughton); Rod Taylor (Ross Tayford); Jim Backus (Maxwell)

the plot: Meg Wheeler moves to New York intent on enlarging her horizon — and by that she means finding a husband. After a series of mishaps, she finds herself in the office of Miles Doughton, head of an advertising firm, and being fascinated by Miles' younger brother Evan, talks Miles into helping her snare Evan - using the same methods he employs in his marketing business. Of course, during the course of it all, Miles and Meg fall in love with each other!

don't miss: Miles' research.

check out: Meg's answers to the consumer test.

count: how many gals are in Evan's little black book.

listen for: "Hot Chicken Mousse."

extra bonus points: if you can name another movie in which Shirley Maclaine co-starred with David Niven.

also watch for: the pom-pom sweater. You'll know it when you see it.

also check out: Meg's unique ability to invent plausible statistics to win arguments.

So gals, who would you go for: David Niven, Rod Taylor, or Gig Young?


Erika said...

If it's the sweater pictured, that by itself would be worth watching the movie!

Millie Motts said...

It is indeed. Stunning, isn't it?!

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