An artist famous for his calendar portraits of beautiful women becomes fascinated by a prim and proper professor and tries to get her to pose for his arwork. She declines his offer, but he's determined not to take no for an answer.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (based on a story by) (as Mary Mc Carthy)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: M Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Vietnam war hero, accused of murdering his brother, recruits his socialite girlfriend to hunt for the real killer.

Director: R.G. Springsteen
Stars: Christopher George, Tippi Hedren, Dean Jagger
The Birds II: Land's End (TV Movie 1994)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

Birds go berserk and turn against mankind.

Director: Rick Rosenthal
Stars: Brad Johnson, Chelsea Field, James Naughton
Marnie (1964)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Mark marries Marnie although she is a habitual thief and has serious psychological problems, and tries to help her confront and resolve them.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery, Martin Gabel
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In Hong Kong, the wealthy Ogden Mears is traveling in a transatlantic and is near to be assigned Saudi Arabia Ambassador and is divorcing from his wife Martha. His friend Harvey and he are ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Marlon Brando, Sophia Loren, Sydney Chaplin
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

Murdock inherits an estate in Africa, on which "Satan's Harvest" (heroin and marijuana) is grown. The thugs growing the drugs want him out of the way, so things get messy.

Director: George Montgomery
Stars: George Montgomery, Tippi Hedren, Matt Monro
The Birds (1963)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The scandals and decadent lives of the 1920's greatest movie stars.

Director: Alex Monty Canawati
Stars: Jennifer Tilly, Maria Conchita Alonso, Tippi Hedren
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

At Harrad College, where controversial coed living situations are established, the students are forced to confront their sexuality in ways that society previously shunned. Part of the ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Post
Stars: Don Johnson, James Whitmore, Tippi Hedren
Adventure | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Set in 1939 immediately prior to the onset of World War II, an American couple, James Kingstreet and his wife make their home and manage a wildlife preserve located between Italian-governed... See full summary »

Director: Percival Rubens
Stars: John Saxon, Tippi Hedren, Rossano Brazzi
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A mental patient escapes from the looney bin in drag, robs a bank, and goes on the lam!

Director: Aris Iliopulos
Stars: Billy Zane, Tippi Hedren, Ron Perlman
Free Samples (2012)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A Stanford law-school dropout named Jillian escapes to the anonymity of Los Angeles to figure out what she wants to do with her life, and on the day of her college boyfriend's birthday, she... See full summary »

Director: Jay Gammill
Stars: Jess Weixler, Jesse Eisenberg, Halley Feiffer
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Director: Jean-Pierre Decourt
Stars: Tippi Hedren, Suzanna Leigh, Paul Massie
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
George Petty aka Andrew 'Andy' Tapp
Joan Caulfield ...
Prof. Victoria Braymore
...
Dr. Crutcher
Melville Cooper ...
Beardsley
...
Mrs. Connie Manton Dezlow
...
Prof. Whitman
Frank Orth ...
Moody
John Ridgely ...
Patrolman
Edit

Storyline

An artist famous for his calendar portraits of beautiful women becomes fascinated by a prim and proper professor and tries to get her to pose for his arwork. She declines his offer, but he's determined not to take no for an answer.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Biography | Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

September 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das skandalöse Mädchen  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

Movita's hair changes colour (blond to dark) between the start of the "Calypso Song" and the finish. See more »

Soundtracks

Calypso Song
(uncredited)
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung and danced to by Movita (uncredited) (dubbed by Carol Richards) (uncredited) at the Brush and Easel Club
Sung and danced to by Joan Caulfield (dubbed by Carol Richards) in her daydream
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Putting A Fine Point On "Quaint"
2 September 2008 | by (Arroyo Grande, California) – See all my reviews

I thought this was a pretty good culture clash movie. From 1950, a time when American women were starting to be able to show some leg and midriff, this movie shows quite well what older folks thought of these new hussy's, and how young people started not caring what the old folks thought. I'm sure this movie will mean little to those under 40, who have known nothing except bikinis on the beach, but for those old enough to remember such things, it was an interesting time and is well represented here.

But I suppose the culture clash aspect might translate to modern day youth. VERY few girls or women had tattoos or pierced belly buttons in the 1960's or 70's, and I'm sure today's young ladies couldn't care less about what grandma thinks about their "tramp stamps" and nose rings.

To say this movie is "quaint" is an understatement (a man and woman kissing in a parked car was considered disorderly conduct), but don't be surprised if people say the same thing about Pulp Fiction 50 years from now. And if I'm still alive when I'm 100, I'll be checking on those newest Pulp Fiction comments to find out if I'm right.


7 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Cute, sometimes funny film. DorianGray502
Discuss The Petty Girl (1950) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?