A Woman of Distinction


A Woman of Distinction (1950)

(featuring Lucille Ball in Cameo Appearance)

Lucille Ball Movies

Susan Middlecott (Rosalind Russell), is a highly respected college dean. As can be expected, Susan is too busy for romance, at least until handsome professor Alec Stevenson (Ray Milland) enters the picture.

At first, the dean and the professor are thrown together by the overzealous machinations of a press agent, and they're none too pleased about it. No matter how hard they try to keep their distance from each other, Susan and Alec constantly find themselves in embarrassing situations in full view of the public.

It takes the behind-the-scenes maneuvers of Susan's puckish papa (Edmund Gwenn) to straighten things out.

Special Notes: A Woman of Distinction serves as a tailor-made vehicle for Rosalind Russell. Appearing in unbilled cameos are Lucille Ball as herself, and Ball's future TV cohort Gale Gordon as a railroad ticket agent.

Movie #73
Film Date: 1950

Release Date: March 16, 1950
Film Type: comedy
Film Color: black/white
Studio: Columbia
Film Length: 85 minutes

Edward N. Buzzell (Director)
Buddy Adler (Producer)

Character Role:
Lucille Ball (Cameo Appearance) (uncredited)

Supporting Cast:
Ray Milland (Alec Stevenson)
Rosalind Russell (Susan Middlecott)
Edmund Gwenn (Mark Middlecott)
Janis Carter (Teddy Evans)
Mary Jane Saunders (Louisa)
Francis Lederer (Paul Simone)
Jerome Courtland (Jerome)
Alex Gerry (Herman Pomeroy)
Charles Evans (Dr McFall)
Charlotte Wynters (Miss Withers)
Clifton Young (Chet)
Gale Gordon (Station clerk)
Jean Willes (Pearl)
Wanda McKay (Merle)
Elizabeth Flournoy (Laura)
Harry Tyler (Charlie)
Walter Sande (Officer)
Larry Barton
Richard Bartell
William Newell (Bartender)
Marie Blake (Wax Operator)
Lelah Tyler (Member)
Napoleon Whiting
John Smith (Boy)
Charles Trowbridge (Jewelry Salesman)
Harry Strang
Dudley Dickerson (Waiter)
Lucille Browne (Manicurist)
Lois Hall (Stewardess)
Harry Harvey, Jr. (Joe)
Maxine Gates (Goldie)
William E. Green (Conductor)
Harry V. Cheshire (Stewart)
Mira McKinney
Gail Bonney (Woman
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Robert Malcolm
Myron Healey (Cameraman)
Charles Jordan
Edward Keane (Sergeant)
Ted Jordan (Reporter)