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STUDIO: Metro Goldwyn Mayer
STARS: Judy Holliday, Dean Martin, Jean Stapleton
PRODUCER: Arthur Freed
DIRECTOR: Vincente Minnelli
WRITERS: Betty Comden & Adolph Green (from their play)
MUSIC: Betty Comden, Adolph Green and Jule Styne
LENGTH: 2 Hours and 7 Minutes
PLOT: Helpful, but lonely switchboard operator Ella
Peterson (Judy Holliday) is an expert at solving everyone
else's problems, but can't seem to get her own life in
order. Ella adopts multiple identities in an effort to
be everything to everyone. Her life is complicated by
her love for a slumping playwright (Dean Martin).
NOTABLE: Judy Holliday's final film performance.
National Film Registry NominationsEach year 25 films are added to the Library of Congress' National
Film Registry. All films that are selected are protected and
preserved for all-time under the National Film Preservation Act
of 1988. Currently "Adam's Rib" is the only Judy Holliday film
included in the registry. If you would like to nominate a Judy
Holliday film (and/or any of your favorite American movies) for
inclusion, send an e-mail to the Library of Congress. You can
read more about the National Film Registry and view a list of
the 375 films that have already been selected here.