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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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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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Columbia Pictures approached George Axelrod to produce a film version of his very popular play, "The Seven Year Itch," but the film rights were tied up as long as it was running on Broadway. He instead offered them "Phffft!" - - an earlier play of his dealing with a similar subject. See more »

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Late in the movie when Charlie is visiting Nina at her home, Charlie and Nina walk over to the couch. It is too dark there and when Nina begins to sit down, the crew turns on an extra light to brighten the scene. See more »

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Nina Tracey née Chapman: [laughing at Bob, while mocking his appearance] If you knew what you looked like in that silly vest and that mustache. You look like a gigolo! You don't even look like a gigolo, you look like Groucho Marx!
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Strike a light
10 June 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Once in a while this movie offers glimpses of fun amidst the flashbacks and repetitive scenes. Kim Novak's Monroe-esque appearance brings a little relief but otherwise it's easy to get distracted. Watch out for the joke with the lamp in the window - quite a gem and wonderfully played by Lemmon and Novak. I believe the title of the film is the sound of a match extinguishing. It's referenced quite close to the beginning in the close-up on the gossip column.




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