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Phffft (1954)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 10 November 1954 (USA)
While pursing new companions, a former married couple keep running into one another all over town.

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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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S-s-s-o-o-o ph-f-f-funne-e-e! See more »

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Sheree North tested for the picture with George Cukor. See more »

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As Jack Lemmon pulls away from the stop light in his sports car, the car shifts gears while both his hands are on the steering wheel. See more »

Quotes

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 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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