About Mrs. Leslie
|About Mrs. Leslie|
1954 Theatrical Poster
|Directed by||Daniel Mann|
|Produced by||Hal Wallis|
|Written by||Ketti Frings
|Music by||Victor Young|
|Edited by||Warren Low|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Running time||103-104 min.|
Mrs. Leslie, rooming house landlady, reminisces in flashbacks about her past as a cafe entertainer and her long-time involvement with the mysterious George Leslie, an industrialist who originally hires her as a vacation "companion" but tells her nothing of his life outside the vacations. In subplots, Mrs. Leslie's tenants and neighbors carry on soap-opera lives while Mrs. Leslie herself, through her reminiscences and her involvement in her tenants' troubles, questions what her relationship with George Leslie has really cost her.
- Shirley Booth as Mrs. Vivien Leslie
- Robert Ryan as George Leslie
- Marjie Millar as Nadine Roland
- Alex Nicol as Lan McKay
- Sammy White as Harry Willey
- James Bell as Herbert Poole
- Eilene Janssen as Pixie Croffman
- Philip Ober as Mort Finley
- Harry Morgan as Fred Blue
- Ann McCrea as Nightclub girl
Based on the novel About Mrs. Leslie by Viña Delmar (New York, 1950). According to a Hollywood Reporter news item, Paramount purchased the rights to Via Delmar's novel in June 1950, and tentatively assigned the project to George Stevens.
In September 1953, Hollywood Reporter announced that Paul Nathan, story editor and casting director for the "recently dissolved Hal Wallis Productions," was to "start work" on the picture, but the exact nature and extent of his contribution have not been determined.
Shirley Booth's second film; Production Dates: mid-Oct--late Nov 1953; Color: Black and White This film is not available on home video,