Bells Are Ringing
Bells Are Ringing (1960)

This musical comedy is the film version of the hit Broadway play. Starring Judy Holliday and Dean Martin, Bells Are Ringing scored with a few hit songs, most notably the moody finale "The Party's Over." The screenplay was done… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 23, 1960
DVD Release Date: March 15, 2005
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Sragow
New Yorker

Vincente Minnelli makes use of the wide screen with graceful, fluid movement, and he helps Martin anchor his usual breeziness with just the right amount of anxiety.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Inventive, emotionally involving and visually stylish musical.

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Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine

Never translates into anything cinematic.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Has too much plot and not enough music or comedy.

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Douglas Pratt

a wonderful film

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

One of the most undervalued of musicals.

Emanuel Levy

Minnelli's last collaboration with Arthur Freed is an old-fashioned, moderately entertaining musical that suffers from lack of chemistry between Judy Holliday and Dean Martin.

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Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

One of Hollywood's last old-fashioned Broadway adaptations, with Holliday as endearing as ever. Not exactly Minnelli's finest, but well worth catching for musicals fans.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Sweet, good natured comedy. Wonderful supporting cast but the shining light of the whole thing is Judy Holliday a truly unique talent. She glows when ever… More
Mark Hobin
Judy Holliday is a an absolute delight in her final film as a telephone answering service operator who becomes romantically involved with one of her clients.… More
Aj V
I really liked Holliday in this movie, her last, it's fun and has good songs. The story is funny and romantic, and I recommend this movie.
Ken Stachnik
Moments of genius, moments of complete stupidity. Judy Holliday was fantastic, but I found the film real uneven. I bet on stage it would work a lot better. The… More