Bells Are Ringing

Lists: Musicals

Brief Synopsis: "Based on the successful 1956 Broadway production of the same name by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jule Styne, the film focuses on Ella Peterson, who works in the basement office of Susanswerphone, a telephone answering service. Peterson, based on Mary Printz, who worked at Green's service, listens in on others' lives and adds some interest to her own humdrum existence by adopting different identities for her clients. They include an out-of-work Method actor, a dentist with musical yearnings, and in particular playwright Jeffrey Moss, who is suffering from writer's block and desperately needs a muse."

Overall Ranking: 0 (Rank from 1960: # 0)

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People Involved

  • Judy Holliday (Ella Peterson)
  • Dean Martin (Jeffrey Moss)
  • Fred Clark (Larry Hastings)
  • Eddie Foy, Jr. (J. Otto Prantz)
  • Jean Stapleton (Sue)
  • Ruth Storey (Gwynne)
  • Dort Clark (Inspector Barnes)
  • Bernie West (Dr.Joe Kitchell)
  • Frank Gorshin (Blake Barton)
  • Jimmy Ames (Bernie)
  • Ralph Roberts (Francis)
  • Valerie Allen (Olga)
  • Gerry Mulligan (Ellas bind date)
  • Lela Bliss (Party guest)
  • Donna Douglas (Party guest)
  • Oliver Blake (Ludwig Smiley)
  • Herb Vigran (Barney Lampwick)
  • Len Lesser (Charlie Bessemer)
  • Vincente Minnelli (Director)