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Still shot from the movie: Bells Are Ringing.

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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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

In the movies, certain nationalities are often typecast. How does this apply to the character of Otto Prantz (played by Eddie Foy Jr.)? Can you think of other countries that have been stereotyped this way?

The fact that most of us wear a public persona is reinforced through many of the characters in this story -not just Ella. What kind of face does the crowd on the city streets show? How do the rich and famous guests at the fancy party build their image? Why do you think we do this?

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