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Call Me Madam

Released Mar 25, 1953 1h 57m Musical Comedy List
80% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 69% Audience Score 250+ Ratings
Washington appoints a small-minded social butterfly as a U.S. Ambassador in this film adaptation based on the satirical stage musical. When Sally Adams (Ethel Merman) arrives in Lichtenburg, her bright personality charms everyone she meets. She slips her political obligations aside to focus on a budding romance with Cosmo Constantine (George Sanders), the country's foreign minister -- and at the same time, her attaché (Donald O'Connor) pursues a relationship with the princess. Read More Read Less

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Emanuel Levy Variety The great Ethel Merman recreated her Broadway role in this Irving Berlin musical, which won an Oscar for scoring. Rated: B Jul 13, 2010 Full Review Ken Hanke Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) Isn't a whole lot more than a solid film version of Irving Berlin's Ethel Merman stage show. But it doesn't really need to be. Rated: 4/5 Jul 16, 2013 Full Review Paul Brenner Filmcritic.com undiluted Merman at her "mostes." Rated: 3.5/5 Aug 30, 2008 Full Review Steve Crum Video-Reviewmaster.com Fine Merman musical which recreates her Broadway success. Rated: 5/5 Jun 7, 2007 Full Review Robert Roten Laramie Movie Scope There are only three reasons to see this one, a rare Ethel Merman starring role, song and dance numbers by film legend Donald O'Connor and politically savvy dialogue. Rated: C Jul 12, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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Alec B It's ridiculous, but that's part of the fun. The musical numbers are great. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/14/23 Full Review steve d Mermin's normal self-centered shlock. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Great Show but Vera's native costume with the red hat is awful Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member The best musical movie ever made! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member wonderful wonderful---bravo--they just don't make them like this anymore. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member It's ridiculous, but that's part of the fun. The musical numbers are great. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Washington appoints a small-minded social butterfly as a U.S. Ambassador in this film adaptation based on the satirical stage musical. When Sally Adams (Ethel Merman) arrives in Lichtenburg, her bright personality charms everyone she meets. She slips her political obligations aside to focus on a budding romance with Cosmo Constantine (George Sanders), the country's foreign minister -- and at the same time, her attaché (Donald O'Connor) pursues a relationship with the princess.
Director
Walter Lang
Distributor
20th Century Fox
Production Co
Twentieth Century Fox
Genre
Musical, Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Mar 25, 1953, Original
Release Date (DVD)
Feb 6, 2007
Runtime
1h 57m