Who Was That Lady?
|Who Was That Lady?|
Original film poster
|Directed by||George Sidney|
|Produced by||Norman Krasna|
|Written by||Norman Krasna|
|Music by||André Previn|
|Edited by||Viola Lawrence|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|April 15, 1960|
|Box office||$3,100,000 (US/ Canada)|
The movie was made by Ansark-Sidney, distributed by Columbia Pictures, directed by George Sidney, and produced by Norman Krasna, who also wrote the screenplay based on his successful Broadway play Who Was That Lady I Saw You With? The music score was by André Previn and the cinematography by Harry Stradling. The costume design was by Jean Louis. The title song was written by Sammy Cahn.
Dean Martin received a Golden Globe award nomination for his performance in Who Was That Lady?, which also was nominated for Best Comedy.
Ann Wilson (Janet Leigh) catches her straight-laced husband, Columbia University Assistant Professor of Chemistry David Wilson (Tony Curtis), kissing another woman. From David's perspective, he was the one being kissed innocently, the woman in question being a grateful transfer student. However, Ann wants a divorce. On the advice of David's friend, TV writer Michael Haney (Dean Martin), David tries to convince Ann that he is really an FBI agent, the kiss all in the name of national security. Ann falls for it, but is so impressed with what her husband does for a living that she can't keep quiet about it. Michael is so impressed with Ann's gullibility and patriotic urging of her husband Dave to do more "secret missions" that Michael sets up a date with two blondes with the promise of spending a weekend together with them. The indiscretions cause a number of complications, including some with the real FBI, the CIA and hostile foreign secret agents.
|Tony Curtis||David Wilson|
|Dean Martin||Michael Haney|
|Janet Leigh||Ann Wilson|
|James Whitmore||Harry Powell|
|John McIntire||Bob Doyle|
|Barbara Nichols||Gloria Coogle|
|Joi Lansing||Florence Coogle|
|Mike Lane||Glinka the Henchman|
|Jack Benny||Jack Benny|
As of January 2016, Larry Storch is the only cast member still alive.
|Who Was That Lady I Saw You With?|
|Written by||Norman Krasna|
|Date premiered||3 March 1958|
|Place premiered||Martin Beck Theatre, New York|
Krasna's play, Who Was That Lady I Saw You With?, opened on Broadway at the Martin Beck Theatre on March 3, 1958 in a production directed by Alex Segal and designed by Rouben Ter-Arutunian, and starring Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy. The play ran for 208 performances.
The play's original title was My Wife and I.
The production company, Ansark-Sidney, combines the names of producer Krasna (spelled backwards) and director Sidney.
- "Rental Potentials of 1960", Variety, 4 January 1961 p 47. Please note figures are rentals as opposed to total gross.
- Who Was That Lady I Saw You With? original production at Playbill
- Writer Sues Norman Krasna New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 21 Nov 1959: 27.
- KRASNA'S COMEDY CHANGES ITS TITLE: 'WHO WAS THAT LADY I SAW YOU WITH?' DUE AT BECK-- BOOKING DELAYS 'AXE' By SAM ZOLOTOW. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 04 Dec 1957: 51.