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A Woman of Distinction (1950)

85 min | Comedy

Ice-cold college dean Susan Middlecott feels there's no room in her life for romance. Enter Prof. Alec Stevenson, British lecturer on astronomy, touring North America and in possession of a keepsake of Susan's he wants to return. Desperate...See moreIce-cold college dean Susan Middlecott feels there's no room in her life for romance. Enter Prof. Alec Stevenson, British lecturer on astronomy, touring North America and in possession of a keepsake of Susan's he wants to return. Desperate for publicity, lecture bureau press agent Teddy Evans magnifies this into a great romance. The efforts of both dignified principals to quash the story have the opposite effect; matters get more and more involved... Written by Rod Crawford See less
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Charles Hoffman (screen play) | Frank Tashlin (additional dialogue) | Ian McLellan Hunter (story) | Hugo Butler (story)
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Mar 16, 1950 (United States)

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Rosalind Russell
Susan Manning Middlecott Susan Manning Middlecott   See fewer
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Ray Milland
Prof. Alexander 'Alec' Stevenson Prof. Alexander 'Alec' Stevenson   See fewer
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Edmund Gwenn
Mark 'J.M.' Middlecott Mark 'J.M.' Middlecott   See fewer
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Janis Carter
Teddy Evans Teddy Evans   See fewer
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Mary Jane Saunders
Louisa Middlecott Louisa Middlecott   See fewer
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Francis Lederer
Prof. Paul Simone Prof. Paul Simone   See fewer
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Lucienne & Ashour
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Richard Bartell
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Larry Barton
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Marie Blake
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Oliver Cross
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6.8 / 10 | 298 votes