About Mrs. Leslie

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About Mrs. Leslie
About Mrs Leslie-1954-Poster.jpg
1954 Theatrical Poster
Directed by Daniel Mann
Produced by Hal Wallis
Written by Ketti Frings
Hal Kanter
Starring Shirley Booth
Robert Ryan
Marjie Millar
Alex Nicol
Music by Victor Young
Cinematography Ernest Laszlo
Edited by Warren Low
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • June 27, 1954 (1954-06-27) (New York City)
  • June 29, 1954 (1954-06-29) (Los Angeles)
  • August 3, 1954 (1954-08-03) (General)
Running time
103-104 min.
Country United States
Language English

About Mrs. Leslie (1954) is an American drama film directed by Daniel Mann and starring Shirley Booth and Robert Ryan. It was nominated for a BAFTA Award in 1955.[1]


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.


Production notes[edit]

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.[2]

Shirley Booth's second film; Production Dates: mid-Oct--late Nov 1953; Color: Black and White This film is not available on home video,


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