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The Opposite Sex (1956) Poster

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Although the second Mrs. Dick Powell [Joan Blondell] was no fan of the third Mrs. Powell [June Allyson], she asked her daughter (and Allyson's stepdaughter) Ellen Powell to speak to Allyson about a role in the film. It was Blondell's return to movies after a five-year absence, and despite the rather difficult history involving the two Mrs. Powells, all went reasonably smoothly.
When June Allyson slaps Joan Collins, June was told Joan would pull back before impact and Joan was told June would not strike her. The connection was made and we see a slap so hard, Joan's earrings fly off her ears. Joan would not speak to June for several days believing it was intentional.
Remake of the 1939 non-musical film "The Women" starring Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, and Rosalind Russell. Crawford actually commented on this remake by saying, 'It's ridiculous. Norma and I might not ever have been bosom buddies, but we towered compared to those pygmies in the remake.
The picture marked Charlotte Greenwood's last feature-film appearance of 33 since 1915.
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Although all the singing was intended for June Allyson, Dolores Gray performed the title song over the main credits.
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Alice Pearce, who plays gossipy manicurist Olga, would later create the role of nosy Gladys Kravitz on TV's "Bewitched". She played the role until her death, when she was replaced with another actress.
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Harry James, famous big-band leader married at one time to Betty Grable appears as himself in the "Young man with a horn" number.
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Dean Jones, who play the uncredited role of Assistant Stage Mngr. in the film, would later star in such films as "That Darn Cat!" and "Other People's Money."
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Jo Ann Greer provides the singing voice for June Allyson on the ballad "A Perfect Love," possibly the only time in Allyson's career that she was ever dubbed.
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