Movies Ask Any Girl (MGM 1959, David Niven, Shirley Maclaine) Published 5 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 Episodes21 hours ago Miracle Workers: 12 Days (TBS Tues 26 Feb 2019) 12 Days: A troublesome human complicates Craig and Eliza’s plan, while Sanjay attempts to burnish his credentials. With Steve Buscemi,... Episodes21 hours ago Teachers: The Final Robe (TV Land Tues 26 Feb 2019) The Final Robe: Ms. Bennigan has two spots left in her bridal party and the three remaining teachers compete to... Episodes21 hours ago Food Truck Nation: Smoked, Stuffed and Frozen Finds (S1EP8 Tues 26 Feb 2019 on Cooking) Chef Brad Miller visits a food truck in Orange County that has its own custom smoker onboard, then he tries... Episodes21 hours ago The Rookie: Plain Clothes Day (S1EP14 ABC Tues 26 Feb 2019) Plain Clothes Day: The rookies are really put to the test when their training officers accompany them out of uniform... Episodes21 hours ago Hometown Homicide: Local Girl Gone (S1EP2 ID Tues 26 Feb 2019) Local Girl Gone: When 15-year-old high school freshman Danielle Locklear, of Hope Mills, N.C., went missing in March 2014, her... search EPISODES Episodes21 hours ago American Housewife: Baby Crazy (S3EP14 ABC Tues 26 Feb 2019, with Jay Mohr) Baby Crazy: Viv (Leslie Bib) asks Katie to take Violet for the night so she and Alan (Jay Mohr) can... Episodes21 hours ago Lethal Weapon: The Spy Who Loved Me (S3EP15 FOX Tues 26 Feb 2019) The Spy Who Loved Me: When Cole is investigated by the FBI, Murtaugh is forced to question his loyalty to... Episodes21 hours ago NCIS: Crossing the Line (S16EP15 CBS Tues 26 Feb 2019) Crossing the Line: The NCIS team investigates a man overboard fatality from a Navy destroyer at sea. Also, Torres is... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 weeks ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies2 weeks ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies2 weeks ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.