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The Decorator (1965)

A respected but struggling interior decorator from a wealthy background moves in with some of her clients in order to meet their specific needs. In the process, she tends to become friends ... See full summary »

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Richard Kinon

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Mart Crowley (teleplay), Cy Howard (story) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Ed Begley ... Judge Connors
Bette Davis ... Liz
James Stacy ... Jim
Mary Wickes ... Viola
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A respected but struggling interior decorator from a wealthy background moves in with some of her clients in order to meet their specific needs. In the process, she tends to become friends with the families and get drawn into their personal problems. In the pilot episode, she's hired by an oil tycoon to lavishly decorate a house on his property for his daughter and future son-in-law, secretly hoping that the obvious expense will cause the fiancé' to back out of the wedding. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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1965 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Unaired TV pilot. See more »

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Viola: Now THAT could just be the answer to all of our problems.
Liz: Not unless it's Cary Grant.
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I could see why this one was never picked up by the networks.
23 May 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"The Decorator" is an unsold television pilot. And, after watching it, I can clearly understand why it was not approved by any of the networks.

The show stars Bette Davis as the title character. She's okay in the story but practically everything she says is punctuated by a very intrusive laugh track...which is odd since almost nothing she says is funny. But this isn't THE problem with the show. Ed Begley Sr. plays 'the Judge' and he is basically Yosemite Sam--a Southern caricature who mostly yells his lines and is completely annoying...as well as stupid. It's a shame, as he was a good actor...but here he is at his very worst.

Perhaps without Begley and if it had not been a comedy it might have worked. As it is, however, it's a half hour of your life you'll beg to get back!!


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