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125 Ratings

It Should Happen to You

Directed by George Cukor
United States, 1954
Comedy, Romance


Gladys Glover has just lost her modelling job when she meets filmmaker Pete Sheppard shooting a documentary in Central Park. For Pete it’s love at first sight, but Gladys has her mind on other things.

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It Should Happen to You Directed by George Cukor

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1955 | Nominee: Best Costume Design, Black-and-White

Writers Guild of America

1955 | Nominee: Best Written American Comedy (Screen)

Critics reviews

Not a single person voted for [Cukor’s] It Should Happen to You [in the 2012 Sight & Sound Greatest Films poll]. Yet, watching this gem again recently, it struck me as both a model example of how radical ideas can be explored within a popular format, and one of those fascinating works whose distinction is in part the result of an artistic conflict.
January 14, 2014
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Differing from analogous Hollywood products that warned of the collateral dangers of fame, It Should Happen to You steers clear from predictable educational lessons to delve deep into the paradoxical nature of success. Here Cukor presciently sketches a very modern form of celebrity obsession, one that does not depend on talent but represents, on the contrary, a means and an end in itself.
August 23, 2013
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