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Phffft (1954)

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After eight years of marriage, Robert and Nina divorce. He takes up with his womanising Navy buddy Charlie Nelson while she looks to her interfering mother for guidance. Both start dating ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Nina Tracey née Chapman
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Luella Gear ...
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After eight years of marriage, Robert and Nina divorce. He takes up with his womanising Navy buddy Charlie Nelson while she looks to her interfering mother for guidance. Both start dating other people, but although they try and ignore each other whenever they accidentally meet, it is obvious the past is not dead. Then one night they find themselves in a nightclub doing the mambo together. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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10 November 1954 (USA)  »

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This was Jack Lemmon's second feature film, and his second time being paired on screen opposite Judy Holliday. They were first cast together in It Should Happen To You, Lemmon's first film. See more »

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Nina's martini glass moves from one hand to the other several time when she and Charlie are drinking martini's at the bar and again on the sofa See more »

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Charlie Nelson: A mustache is a very important thing. That's part of the famous Charlie Nelson theory in the efficacy of face hair in dealing with the opposite sex.
Robert Tracey: [Slightly taken aback] What?
Charlie Nelson: Always remember this: dames become unpredictable when faced with a mustache. It both arouses, and angers them, because... being as it is a symbol of masculinity, they feel drawn toward it.
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Featured in The Lady with the Torch (1999) See more »

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Just how many F's are in this title?
1 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Don't you love it when the title of a film has no vowels? And when it has an exclamation mark, too! It makes pronouncing it even more fun. Never mind spelling it correctly. (And I am usually a decent speller.)

At any rate, Judy Holliday (whose last name I finally learned how to spell) enjoys an easy chemistry with costar Jack Lemmon in this film. She may very well be one of the zaniest comediennes ever. Her expressions, the way she uses her voice, and the mambo dance number where she contorts her body-- make watching this movie almost illegal. Add Kim Novak to the mix as a light-headed chick that Lemmon dates on the rebound from Holliday and you have a criminally good time.


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