Movies Ask Any Girl (MGM 1959, David Niven, Shirley Maclaine) Published 8 months ago on September 20, 2018 Bright and breezy comedy Ask Any Girl casts SHIRLEY MACLAINE as Meg Wheeler, a small-town Pennsylvanian who, arriving in New York in search of a husband and a career, winds up in a hotel for women that she shares with Lisa (CLAIRE KELLY), Jenny (ELISABETH FRASER) and Terri (DODY HEATH). Meg lands a job as receptionist in a sweater factory and a date with lothario Ross Tayfor (ROD TAYLOR) who takes her home to Connecticut to meet his family. They, conveniently, are away. Shocked, Meg calls off their putative romance and when, back at work, boss Maxwell (JIM BACKUS) makes a lecherous play for her, she resigns. She lands a new job as a field research worker at an advertising agency where slightly prissy agency head, Miles Doughton, (DAVID NIVEN) rejects her, leaving his wolfish brother Evan (GIG YOUNG) to hire and woo her. Meg falls for Evan but as far as he is concerned, she is merely another addition to his harem. Miles, taking pity on her, tries to help and using his skill in motivational research, advises Meg on the sort of composite girl she needs to become to snare Evan. The plot works and Evan proposes marriage. But now Meg realises she really wants Miles. The dialogue sparkles and there are plenty of verbal and visual jokes and director Charles Walters does a smooth job of keeping the light romantic-comic piece on its toes and his smart direction, in particular, of Maclaine helps her carry her delightful performance – and the film – to a triumphant conclusion. Writer: George Wells, from the novel by Winifred Wohle Music: Jeff Alexander Cinematography: Robert Bronner Producer: Joe Pasternak Director: Charles Walters production details USA | MGM – Euterpe | 98 minutes | 1959 Director: Charles Walters Script: George Wells, cast Rod Taylor as Ross Tayford David Niven as Miles Doughton Gig Young as Evan Doughton Shirley MacLaine as Meg Wheeler Jim Backus as Maxwell Larri Thomas as Bonny Charles WaltersComedyDavid NivenGeorge WellsGig YoungJim BackusLarri ThomasMGMRod TaylorRomanceShirley Maclaine Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes20 mins ago Big Texas Fix: Dream House (S1EP7 DIY Sat 25 May 2019) Dream House: Michael and Ashley stumble upon a pre-1900s Victorian home after doing some curbside dumpster diving, so they hit... Episodes20 mins ago Beachfront Bargain Hunt: Renovation – A Forever Home in Isle of Palms (S4EP8 HGTV Sat 25 May 2019) A Forever Home in Isle of Palms: A couple has made the decision to purchase a property in Cape San... Episodes20 mins ago Murder Decoded: Prowling Wolf (S1EP8 ID Sat 25 May 2019) Reports of shots fired at an apartment complex lead police to discover the bodies of a single mother and two... Episodes20 mins ago The Son: Hot Oil (S2EP5 AMC Sat 25 May 2019) Hot Oil: In 1852, Young Eli is forced hide a deadly secret; in 1916, Maria’s return brings devastating consequences for... Episodes20 mins ago Ransom: Story for Another Day (Season 3 Finale CBS Sat 25 May 2019) Story for Another Day: When Cynthia (Karen LeBlanc) and her younger brother, Tyler (Emmanuel Kabongo), are abducted by a criminal... search EPISODES Episodes20 mins ago Murdoch Mysteries: Annabella Cinderella (S12EP11 Ovation Sat 25 May 2019) Annabella Cinderella: Crabtree and John are transporting a convicted axe murderer to prison when she escapes to exact revenge on... Episodes20 mins ago Murdoch Mysteries: Six of the Best (S12EP12 Ovation Sat 25 May 2019) Six of the Best: Murdoch’s distressing childhood memories are evoked while investigating the death of an orphan under the care... Episodes20 mins ago From Friend to Fiancé (Hallmark Sat 25 May 2019, Jocelyn Hudon, Ryan Paevey) Jess Parks (Hudon) has a good job, great friends and a cool apartment in the city. She has it all,... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago Shazam! | 2019 | Zachary Levi, Asher Angel A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.... Movies2 months ago Dumbo | 2019 | Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans... Movies2 months ago The Man Who Killed Don Quixote | 2018 | Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce Toby, a cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.