Ask Any Girl (film)
|Ask Any Girl|
|Directed by||Charles Walters|
|Produced by||Joe Pasternak|
|Written by||George Wells
Winifred Wolfe (novel)
|Music by||Jeff Alexander|
|Cinematography||Robert J. Bronner|
|Editing by||John McSweeney Jr.|
|Release date(s)||May 21, 1959|
|Running time||98 minutes|
|Budget||$1,140,000 Library, Center for Motion Picture Study, Los Angeles</ref>|
A wide-eyed Meg Wheeler comes to New York City and takes a job in market research for a large firm. She's also keeping an eye open to meet the right man, her research making her aware that the United States has five million more females than males.
Upon meeting two clients, the reserved and somewhat stodgy Miles Doughton and his playboy younger brother Evan, it doesn't take long for Meg to realize she's romantically interested in Evan.
Miles is willing to help. He has seen so many of his brother's conquests come and go that he knows what Evan likes in a girl. Therefore, in a Pygmalion-like way, he sets out to transform Meg into exactly that kind of girl. What she doesn't know is that Miles secretly comes to want her for himself.
- David Niven ... Miles Doughton
- Shirley MacLaine ... Meg Wheeler
- Gig Young ... Evan Doughton
- Rod Taylor ... Ross Tayford
- Jim Backus ... Maxwell
- Claire Kelly ... Lisa
- Elisabeth Fraser ... Jennie Boyden
- Dodie Heath ... Terri Richards
- Read Morgan ... Bert
- Carmen Phillips ... Refined young lady
The film earned $2,075,000 in North America and $1,400,000 elsewhere, turning a profit for MGM of $505,000.
Awards and nominations 
Shirley Maclaine won the 1959 BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress, and also the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 9th Berlin International Film Festival. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe, losing out to Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot.
- The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
- Bosley Crowther (May 22, 1959). "NY Times review". New York Times. Retrieved 22 November 2008.
- "Berlinale 1959: Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2010-01-05.
- Stephen Vagg, Rod Taylor: An Aussie in Hollywood, Bear Manor Media 2010 p61
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