Call Me Madam

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Washington appoints a small-minded social butterfly as a U.S. Ambassador in this film adaptation based on the satirical stage musical. When Sally Adams (Ethel Merman) arrives in Lichtenburg, her bright personality charms everyone she meets. read more

Washington appoints a small-minded social butterfly as a U.S. Ambassador in this film adaptation based on the satirical stage musical. When Sally Adams (Ethel Merman) arrives in Lichtenburg, her bright personality charms everyone she meets. She slips her political obligations aside to focus on a budding romance with Cosmo Constantine (George Sanders), the country's foreign minister -- and at the same time, her attaché (Donald O'Connor) pursues a relationship with the princess.

Original Release

03/04/1953

US Release

03/04/1953

Cast

Ethel Merman Sally Adams
Donald O'Connor Kenneth Gibson
Vera-Ellen Princess Maria
George Sanders General Cosmo Constantine
Billy De Wolfe Pemberton Maxwell
Helmut Dantine Prince Hugo
Walter Slezak August Tantinnin
Steven Geray Prime Minister Sebastian
Ludwig Stössel Grand Duke Otto
Lilia Skala Grand Duchess Sophie
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Walter Lang

Writers

Russel Crouse, Howard Lindsay, Arthur Sheekman

Cast

Ethel Merman Sally Adams
Donald O'Connor Kenneth Gibson
Vera-Ellen Princess Maria
George Sanders General Cosmo Constantine
Billy De Wolfe Pemberton Maxwell
Helmut Dantine Prince Hugo
Walter Slezak August Tantinnin
Steven Geray Prime Minister Sebastian
Ludwig Stössel Grand Duke Otto
Lilia Skala Grand Duchess Sophie
Charles Dingle Sen. Brockway
Emory Parnell Sen. Charlie Gallagher
Percy Helton Sen. Wilkins
Bess Flowers Lady Seated Behind Duchess / Carnival Guest in Box
Elizabeth Allan Singing Telephone Operator
Leon Alton Minor Role
Hanna Axmann-Rezzori Telephone Switchboard Operator
Leon Belasco Leader
Oscar Beregi Sr. Chamberlain
Julio Bonini Cabinet Minister

Producers

Editors

Robert L. Simpson

1954 Oscar Best Costume Design, Color Nominated
1954 Oscar Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture Won
1954 Golden Globe Best Actress - Comedy or Musical Won
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