- Audio: English
- Subtitles: English
- Dolby Digital
- 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen Presentation
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: October 28, 2003
- Originally Released: 1956
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Academy Awards 1957 -
Best Costume Design (b&w): Jean Louis
USA Today - 11/03/1995
"...Holliday's Oscar-winning costumes still look nifty..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
>Judy Holliday shines as an idealistic stockholder who uncovers corruption at the top rung of a major corporation in this lighthearted romantic comedy.
Holliday stars as Laura Partridge, a small-time stockholder who creates havoc at a board meeting, falls in love with the former Chief Executive Officer (Paul Douglas), and wrests control of the corporation from its selfish, corrupt board of directors.
Fred Clark (How to Marry a Millionaire, Sunset Boulevard) also stars.
Adapted from the hit Broadway comedy by George S. Kaufman and Howard Teichmann, The Solid Gold Cadillac< was tailor-made to fit Holliday's beloved-yet-shrewd dumb-blonde persona. She had previously taken the Best Actress Oscar (Born Yesterday, 1951) for such a role, and both the public and the critics made this another hit for Holliday.
Based on a Broadway play of the same name, THE SOLID GOLD CADILLAC offers a hilarious satire of big business and big businessmen. Laura Partridge (Judy Holliday) -- who's just a minority stockholder with 10 shares of stock -- brings the stuffy, arrogant execs of a large corporation to their knees. To stop her constant complaints and protests, members of the board set her up in her own office with the puffed-up position of "shareholder relations." But this cushy job doesn't satisfy the conscientious Miss Partridge; instead, the feisty newcomer to the business world decides to reform the corrupt board of directors... with the help of some unlikely supporters. This light-hearted comedy is based on the stage play by Howard Teichman and George S. Kaufman.
- The final scene was originally shot in color.