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Bells Are Ringing

Privy to the private details of their clientele's lives, a telephone answering service employee keeps passing little tidbits she has gleaned from one patron to another when she feels they may benefit from the information. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: B-
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 127
Theater Release: 24 Jun 1960
Video Release:
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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Home Video Extra Features

Release Date: March 15, 2005
Just in time for musical lovers comes the DVD release of the Dean Martin/ Judy Holliday classic, Bells are Ringing. The disc features a short documentary about the 1960 movie, hosted by Hal Linden (best know for his TV role as Barney Miller). Here he reminisces about dancing with Judy Holliday in the Broadway version of this production, when he began his entertainment career as the understudy to the male lead. Other bonus materials include two musical numbers that were cut from the finished product (Is It a Crime? and My Guiding Star), an alternate take of The Midas Touch, and the theatrical trailer. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1) and French (Dolby Digital 1.0), with English, Spanish, and French subtitles.

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