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Sales girl falls for the younger of a company run by two brothers. The elder falls for her but plans to help her get his brother because he doesn't know he's in love.

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Miles Doughton
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Meg Wheeler
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Evan Doughton
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Ross Tayford
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Maxwell
Claire Kelly ...
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Elisabeth Fraser ...
Jennie Boyden
Dodie Heath ...
Terri Richards (as Dody Heath)
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When Meg Wheeler, a naive young girl, goes to big city looking for a husband she lands a job in a marketing firm run by brothers Miles and Evan Doughton. She convinces stodgy Miles to market her as a potential wife to playboy Evan. Miles plays Pygmalion. Written by A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

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The Funniest Idea Ever...For Making a Male Into a Mate!

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October 1959 (Austria)  »

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Immer die verflixten Frauen  »

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Breezy, very watchable little comedy with attractive cast...
28 September 2006 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This is the film where I first fell under the spell of the quirky heroines SHIRLEY MacLAINE seemed to embody in her early screen roles--and continued to play long after the charm had worn off.

But here she's refreshingly innocent, naive, quirky, good-natured and easy to like. In fact, she has to carry the film even though she's playing opposite such pros as David NIVEN (rather stuffy here), GIG YOUNG (casual, relaxed performance), and ROD TAYLOR (always good in light romantic comedies).

But it's MacLaine's show all the way as a girl who stumbles into a job at a market research firm run by two brothers, opposite types, one of whom (Niven) decides to shape her into the kind of woman his brother should fall in love with. Naturally, his little scheme backfires and he ends up falling in love with his creation. If you detect a touch of "My Fair Lady" here, you're right.

Passes the time quickly in an era where most films did exactly that, lasting no more than an hour and a half.


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