The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown
|The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown|
|Directed by||Norman Taurog|
|Produced by||Robert Waterfield|
|Screenplay by||Richard Alan Simmons|
|Based on||The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown
by Sylvia Tate
|Music by||Billy May|
|Edited by||Archie Marshek|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown is a 1957 American comedy film made by Russ-Field Productions and released by United Artists. It was directed by Norman Taurog from a screenplay by Richard Alan Simmons, based on a novel of the same name by Sylvia Tate.
Movie star Laurel Stevens (Russell) has made a new film. It's called The Kidnapped Bride and gives a brainstorm to a couple of small-time crooks, Mike (Meeker) and Dandy (Wynn), to kidnap Laurel.
While they take her to a Malibu beachfront hideout, agent Barney and studio chief Martin can't figure out why Laurel's a no-show at the premiere. Gossip columnist Daisy Parker is dying to know, too, so a decision is made to avoid a scandal at all costs and not report Laurel missing to the police. Mike and Dandy want a $50,000 ransom. Laurel is insulted, feeling she's worth ten times that.
Laurel also fears this thing could hurt her career by looking like a publicity stunt. When Los Angeles police sergeant McBride, who once sent Mike to prison, comes to Malibu to do a routine check on him, Laurel alters her appearance and pretends to be Mike's girl. The studio finally goes to the cops and also offers a $100,000 reward. The ransom money is taken to the airport, which is where the not-too-bright Dandy has a job. McBride notices a portrait of Laurel at the studio and suddenly realizes where he's just seen her.
Laurel has begun to fall for Mike for real. This time when McBride shows up, Laurel knocks him cold. She and Mike steal the cop's car and race to the airport. They get nabbed by the cops, but dim Dandy has picked up the wrong suitcase. There is no crime so there are no arrests, particularly since Laurel and Mike are now in love.
- Jane Russell as Laurel Stevens
- Keenan Wynn as Dandy
- Ralph Meeker as Mike Valla
- Fred Clark as Sergeant McBride
- Una Merkel as Bertha
- Adolphe Menjou as Arthur Martin
- Benay Venuta as Daisy Parker
- Bob Kelley as TV Announcer
- Dick Haynes as D.J.
- John Truax as Flack
- Milton Frome as Lieutenant Dempsey
- Robert Harris as Barney Baylies
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