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 field is all at the gate...

...headed straightaway

for this feature race.

The track fast, weather clear,

six furlongs out of the chute.

The flag is up.

We may get a start any moment.

Battling Fur at a little fraction.

And there they go.

Channel Boy breaks on top,

Picassio's away at second...

...Harper's Ferry third.

That's all you gotta do, girlie?

- What?

- Feeding pigeons, for crying out loud.

- Why?

- Why not?

- What?

- What a park.

- Would you care for a peanut?

- Would I what for?

Peanut? Care for?

- I bothering you?

- No.

okay. So why you wanna bother me?


What a park.

You said it. A person can't

even open their mouth in it.

Hey, how about you shut up? We're

trying to play a serious game here.

Look, girlie, I don't mind

a pickup once in a while...

...only I like to do the picking, see?

How'd you like to watch

some of your language?

- Who are you?

- Nobody, that's who.

So, what are you trying

to make a big stink?

- Who, me?

- Sure, you. Not who.

Comes in, walking in barefooty,

sits down on the top of me...

- Top of?

- ... starts throwing around peanuts...

...gets all them dusty birds over.

Top it off, she tries to pick me up,

as if I ain't got enough troubles now.

Listen, how'd you like

a good smack in your face?

- Why don't you try it.

- ecause it's too hot's why.

What a park.

- How'd you like that?

- Not bad. A real interesting shot.

Is there a water fountain

around here?

Yeah. Come on, I'll show you.

My whole throat's dry

from getting so mad.

No, no. Probably from

the peanuts, no doubt.

- Have one?

- Thanks.

What'd you say about a shot?

Movie shot, grabbed it

while you were screeching.

- What's the idea?

- It's my business. Documentaries.

- What's that?

- Well, I make movies.

only they're about real things.

People, places, things.

This one I'm working on now

is about Central Park.

Well, I'm glad you think

I'm a real thing.


Have a drink. on me.

What are you doing,

following me around?

Let's go, sunshine.

What a park!

- You think he'll be all right?

- I doubt it.

- okay, son?

- I'm thirsty.

Come on, Michael.

- Ma, can I have a dime?

- No, Michael.

I'm losing my patience with you.

I wanna get a bottle of soda.

I'm thirsty.

No, Michael.

Youve had enough to drink.

No. I'm losing my patience with you.

Wait till your father hears

about this day.

Are you a New Yorker?

only since about less than two years.

Are you?

Ten years, still not used to it.

I'm from Westfield, New Jersey.

The one thing I can't understand

about New York... why everybody here's

so unfriendly.

Ive wondered too.

Where are you from?

inghamton. Upstate New York.

- Pete Sheppard. How do you do?

- Thank you.

- Well, do you have a name?

- of course.


- Yeah?

- Gladys Glover.

- Glad to know you, Gladys.

- Thank you.

- Gladys Glover, huh?

- It's not much of a name.

- Why do you say that?

- ecause nobody ever heard of it.

And I guess nobody ever will.

- You mind that?

- of course.

You're on the young side

when that seems so important.

- After a while, you won't care so much.

- Sure, because then it'll be too late.

What's your line?

Well, since this morning

about 11:
30, nothing.

I got canned on account

of three-quarters of an inch.

- Around the hips.

- Well, think of that.

I had this good job

modeling girdles.

- You know what they are?

- Well, sure.

This designer and the boss

got into a whole hassle...

...on account of a couple of wrinkles.

ack and forth. ack and forth.

I was in the middle.

So the designer says the girdle's

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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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