Cast & Crew
Newspaper columnist Steve Sherman, sent to Paris by his publisher to cover the fashion shows, meets Samantha Blake on the plane. Samantha, who pirates fashions for a large New York department store, is accompanied by her boss, Joseph Bergner, and a buyer, Lena O'Connor. Steve and Samantha feel an instant dislike for each other: he because of her boyish haircut and superior air, she because of his boorish behavior and constant drinking. In Paris, Samantha is invited to the traditional St. Catherine's Day celebration when all the young unmarried girls pray for a husband. Caught up in the gala occasion, Samantha gets slightly intoxicated; and when St. Catherine, the patron saint of unmarried women, seems to give her advice, she goes to a leading beauty salon and emerges wearing a beautiful blonde wig. Lena, meanwhile, forlornly watches her beloved employer, Bergner, fall for Félicienne, the firm's French agent. Later Samantha is picked up by Steve, who does not recognize her, and she sustains his idea that she is a high-priced prostitute. Steve uses her fantasies as a basis for his new column, which is an instant success. By this time they are in love, and Steve eventually learns that his new "discovery" is really Samantha. Bergner and Lena finally are united when Félicienne characteristically leaves him and turns to her next conquest.
Robert F. Simon
Andrew J. Durkus
Hal C. Kern
Best Costume Design
TCM Remembers Paul Newman (1925-2008) - Important Schedule Change for Paul Newman Tribute
Sunday, October 12
Sunday, October 12 Program for TCM
6:00 AM The Rack
8:00 AM Until They Sail
10:00 AM Torn Curtain
12:15 PM Exodus
3:45 PM Sweet Bird of Youth
6:00 PM Hud
8:00 PM Somebody Up There Likes Me
10:00 PM Cool Hand Luke
12:15 AM Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
2:15 AM Rachel, Rachel
4:00 AM The Outrage
TCM Remembers Paul Newman (1925-2008)
Paul Newman, with his electric blue eyes and gutsy willingness to play anti-heroes, established himself as one of the movies' great leading men before settling into his latter-day career of flinty character acting. Born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, in 1925, Newman studied at the Yale Drama School and New York's Actors Studio before making his Broadway debut in Picnic.
Newman's breakthrough in films came in Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956), in which he played boxer Rocky Graziano. He quickly reinforced his reputation in such vehicles as The Rack (1956) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), for which he won the first of nine Oscar® nominations as an actor.
In 1958, while shooting The Long Hot Summer (1958) - which earned him the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival - in Louisiana, he became re-acquainted with Joanne Woodward, who was the film's female lead. The two soon fell in love, and after divorcing Jackie, Newman and Woodward were married in Las Vegas in 1958. The couple appeared in numerous films together and had three daughters, which they raised far from Hollywood in the affluent neighborhood of Westport, CT.
The 1960s was a fruitful decade for Newman, who starred in such hits as Exodus (1960), Sweet Bird of Youth (1962) and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969); and scored Oscar® nominations for The Hustler (1961), Hud (1963) and Cool Hand Luke (1967).
Newman's political activism also came to the forefront during the sixties, through tireless campaigning for Eugene McCarthy's 1968 presidential campaign. His association with McCarthy led to his being named on future President Richard Nixon's infamous "Opponents List;" Newman, who ranked #19 out of 20, later commented that his inclusion was among the proudest achievements of his career.
Newman's superstar status - he was the top-ranking box office star in 1969 and 1970 - allowed him to experiment with film roles during the 1970s, which led to quirky choices like WUSA (1970), Sometimes a Great Notion (1971), Pocket Money (1972), and The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972) - all of which he also produced through First Artists, a company he established with fellow stars Sidney Poitier and Barbra Streisand.
After coming close to winning an Oscar® for Absence of Malice (1981), Newman finally won the award itself for The Color of Money (1986). He also received an honorary Oscar® in 1986 and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1994. A producer and director as well as an actor, Newman has directed his wife (and frequent costar) Joanne Woodward through some of her most effective screen performances [Rachel, Rachel (1968), The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972)].
He remained active as an actor in his later years, playing the Stage Manager in Our Town on both stage and television, lending his voice to the animated features Cars (2006) and Mater and the Ghostlight (2006). Off-screen, Newman set the standard for celebrity-driven charities with his Newman's Own brand of foods, which brought $200 million to causes, and the Hole in the Wall Gang camp for seriously ill children.
TCM Remembers Paul Newman (1925-2008) - Important Schedule Change for Paul Newman Tribute Sunday, October 12
Here's to all the bachelors in the world. May our tribe increase.- Steve Sherman
Automation.- Steve Sherman
I don't want to be a semi-maiden forever.- Samantha Blake
What the hell is that?- Steve Sherman
It's worse than nothing at all. It's like eating one peanut.- Samantha Blake
Don't cry, Sam- Steve Sherman
Don't call me Sam!- Samantha Blake
Well, I'll never call you Sam again!- Steve Sherman
Anyway, that's where I was when the brains were being passed out.- Steve Sherman
You know where I was? Taking a bath in champagne.- Samantha Blake
Christian Dior, Pierre Cardin and Lanvin-Castillo present their new fashions in the St. Catherine's Day sequence of the film, while Maurice Chevalier sings a medley of his classics, including "Mimi" and "Louise." The working title of this film is Samantha.
Released in United States 1963
Released in United States 1963