The Lady Says No
The Lady Says No is a 1951 American comedy film directed by Frank Ross, starring Joan Caulfield and David Niven, photographed by James Wong Howe, and featuring sequences filmed at Fort Ord, Pebble Beach and Carmel, California. The supporting cast features Frances Bavier, who later played "Aunt Bee" on television's The Andy Griffith Show. Director Ross was married to Caulfield, the film's leading lady.
Bill Shelby (David Niven) is a globe-trotting author and photographer on assignment from Life magazine to do a photo story on Dorinda Hatch (Joan Caulfield), best-selling author of the title book, "The Lady Says 'No'". Rather than finding a dour spinster, as he expects, she is a young blonde woman he finds attractive. Her interactions with him lead her to question her feminist convictions, such as it being unsuitable for a woman to illogically fall in love with someone she also loathes. The unbidden thoughts and impulses even invade her subconscious in a dream sequence.
|keywords||autonomic autonomic nervous system barroom brawl battle of the sexes dream sequence ego flying saucer high speed id life life magazine married man military base police pursuit sexual repression single men|
|producer||Frank Ross John Stillman Jr.|