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June’s character: Kay Ashley Hilliard

In 1936, the public flocked to see the stage play of Clare Boothe Luce's The Women. In 1939, MGM turned it into a huge film hit starring Norma Shearer, Rosalind Russell, Joan Crawford and seemingly every other female star on the lot. Then, in 1956, the studio added songs, men (the previous versions featured only women) and glorious color to The Women. Rechristened The Opposite Sex, it entertained audiences all over again with the deliciously catty tale of elegant wives who substitute "fashion for passion and the analyst's couch for the double bed."  The star-packed cast is headed by June Allyson. She plays a perfect wife and mother who discovers her husband has been having a fling with a malicious and very glamorous other woman (Joan Collins.) To win him back, she must learn to use her claws without ruining her manicure. So Dolores Gray, Ann Sheridan, Agnes Moorehead, Joan Blondell and Ann Miller teach her the fine arts of gossip, innuendo and backstabbing. It's witty, wicked fun! Directed by David Miller and produced by Joe Pasternak.

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June’s character: Ellie Andrews

You can laugh it up, kid it along, clown about it, kiss it off, but You Can't Run Away From It!

This musical remake of the 1937 It Happened One Night stars June Allyson and Jack Lemmon. Directed and produced by Dick Powell, the story follows a Texas heiress trying to return to her husband and the newspaperman that helps her. Because she marries an international playboy, Ellie Andrews (June Allyson) is kidnapped by her own father, Texas cattleman A. A. Andrews (Charles Bickford.) She escapes, managing to evade his nationwide search for her with the help of Peter Warne (Jack Lemmon,) a jobless reporter, who sees himself the biggest story of the year - until he and Ellie fall in love. When Ellie suspects Peter has sold her out, she returns home. Realizing his daughter really loves the newspaperman, Andrews tries to persuade Ellie to run away again, this time from her own wedding ceremony. Who will June choose, her husband or the man who has stolen her heart?


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