Bells Are Ringing Poster

Release Date: 1960

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 7 min

Plot Summary
Ella Peterson (Judy Holliday) is an operator for an answering service run by her cousin, Sue (Jean Stapleton). Lacking excitement in her personal life, Ella starts becoming involved in the lives of the service's clients, including a struggling playwright, Jeffrey Moss (Dean Martin). As Ella gets in over her head dealing with a bookie posing as a record producer (Eddie Foy Jr.), she tries to hide her real identity. That becomes more difficult when she begins to fall in love with Jeffrey.

Cast: Judy Holliday, Dean Martin, Fred Clark, Eddie Foy Jr., Jean Stapleton, Ruth Storey, Dort Clark, Frank Gorshin

Director: Vincente Minnelli

Genres: Musical comedy

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Transformation, New York City, Office, 1950s, Witty, Charming, Escape


Nominated Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)
Nominated Picture - Musical