The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956)

The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956)

Synopsis

Storyline:
Laura Partridge is a very enthusiastic small stockholder of 10 shares in International Projects, a large corporation based in New York. She attends her first stockholder meeting ready to question the board of directors from their salaries to their operations.
User Reviews: Judy Holliday captivated me greatly, in the few of her only 9 credited films she made in her short life, before breast cancer silenced her at 43. She had a very unique presence in cinema, her voice alone was one-of-a-kind, and her comic timing was nothing short of genius. This was a fine vehicle for her (pardon the pun), in that she plays a friendly but na├»ve lady who inherits a cat and 10 shares in a corruptly run company, decides to attend a shareholders’ meeting, and the rest is history. She fulfills the axiom that if a large company makes personal connections with the small shareholders, the little people behind the scenes who keep large corporations surviving, that the good, honest person can win in big-time American big business. Because of Holliday’s splendid personality, she was perfectly cast for the role. Though her character’s romance with co-star Paul Douglas’ was a minor, but important, feature of the film, I found this screwball comedy in an inexpensive Mill Creek ‘Classic Romances’ 8-pack, that I only purchased to see another one of Holliday’s performances. I think that esteemed and highly of her work.rnrnShe was born on June 21, 1921–the summer solstice–and she would be turning 95 this summer, if she was still alive. My only wish is that she was, to at least read this, a love letter, from a truly appreciative fan of her work.

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