It Should Happen to You (1954) - Rotten Tomatoes

It Should Happen to You1954

It Should Happen to You (1954)




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Gladys Glover is an unsuccessful model and actress who believes that a jolt of publicity will do her career a world of good. She gets that publicity by renting a billboard in the middle of Manhattan, emblazoned with her name and photograph. As a result, Gladys is showered with attention.

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Judy Holliday
as Gladys Glover
Jack Lemmon
as Pete Sheppard
Peter Lawford
as Evan Adams III
Connie Gilchrist
as Mrs. Riker
Michael O'Shea
as Brod Clinton
Heywood Hale Broun
as Sour Man in Central Park
Rex Evans
as Con Cooley
Art Gilmore
as Don Toddman
Wendy Barrie
as Herself
Whit Bissell
as Robert Grau
Walter Klavun
as Bert Piazza
Ralph Dumke
as Beckhard, Salesman
Frank Nelson
as Salesman
Ilka Chase
as Herself
Mary Young
as Old Lady Customer
James Nusser
as Board Member
Edwin Chandler
as Board Member
Stan Malotte
as Board Member
Robert Berger
as Board Member
Robert Earl Keen
as Board Member
George Becwar
as Board Member
Tom Hennessy
as Board Member
Leo Curley
as Board Member
Ted Thorpe
as Assistant Photographer
Tom Cound
as Assistant Photographer
Sandra Lee
as Teenager
Harold J. Kennedy
as Photographer
Don Richards
as Photographer
Jim Hyland
as Bartender
Margaret McWade
as Elderly Lady
George Kitchel
as Lieutenant
Stanley Orr
as Makeup Man
John Saxon
as Boy Watching Argument in Park
Arthur Gilmore
as Don Toddman
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Critic Reviews for It Should Happen to You

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (2)

[A] frothy and acerbic comedy about the lure of fame and public life-as experienced on the streets of Manhattan.

April 13, 2020 | Full Review…

It Should Happen to You is a weak title for one of the funniest movies of the season.

June 20, 2019 | Full Review… exceedingly minor premise that's employed to watchable yet mostly forgettable effect...

May 13, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The makers of Born Yesterday have come up with another fresh and funny show.

October 14, 2019 | Full Review…

A "My Friend Irma" type of dumb blonde comedy, that is expertly performed by Judy Holliday.

February 3, 2009 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Delicious comedy - and beautiful time capsule of New York City and early television.

August 8, 2008 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for It Should Happen to You


Brilliantly directed by Cukor, and brilliantly acted by the great cast. This movie is hilarious, and a lot of fun. I highly recommend it.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Lovely comedy with some sharp observations. Judy is radiant and Jack's debut performance is a gem.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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