It Should Happen to You

Synopsis: Gladys Glover has just lost her modelling job when she meets filmmaker Pete Sheppard shooting a documentary in Central Park. For Pete it's love at first sight, but Gladys has her mind on other things -- like making a name for herself. Through a fluke of advertising she winds up with her name plastered over 10 billboards throughout city. Suddenly all of New York is clamoring for Gladys Glover without knowing why and playboy Evan Adams III is making a play for Gladys that even Pete knows will be hard to beat.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): George Cukor
Production: Columbia Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
86 min

the right size, I'm the wrong size.

So the boss says, " I'll bet you $50."

So Mr. ostrander took the bet.

He's a designer.

They got out a tape measure.

Just my luck. This morning,

three-quarters of an inch too much.

So it wouldve been all right,

except on account of losing the $50.

The boss tells me to go get my time.

I wouldn't get discouraged.

Sometimes you lose a job

just to get a better one.

I don't know.

I just wanna think it over.

I mean, the whole thing over.

That's why I came here to the park.

I always think

I can think better in the park.

That's why I took my shoes off.

I always think better with my shoes off.

You ever notice that?

on or off, I have trouble.

ut what I have to think about... if I should stay in New York in

the first place, or else go back home.

I mean, you take New York.

You never meet anybody to talk to...

...unless it's somebody

you happen to know...

...or somebody fresh or looking

for something they're not entitled to.

It's an extremely unfriendly


If you only knew how long it took me

to save up the $1000.

- What $1000?

- That I saved up.

The reason I came to New York was

to try and make a name for myself.

And I haven't even

gotten started on it.

I'm getting nowhere.

You know what I mean?

Some people,

when they get to that point...

...where they realize

that they're getting nowhere...

...they just kill themselves.

ut I don't feel like it.

Well, that is a fairly drastic step.

The only other thing

is to go back home.

Do the same thing

as everybody else.

Go back to work in the shoe factory.

Marry the first man that asks.

or the second.

And then...

...goodbye " name for yourself. "

Goodbye dreams.

In fact, goodbye, Charlie.

If you'll forgive me, Gladys...

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Garson Kanin

Garson Kanin (November 24, 1912 – March 13, 1999) was an American writer and director of plays and films. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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