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Who Was That Lady? (1960)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 8 April 1960 (Finland)
In order to get back into the good graces with his wife with whom he has had a misunderstanding, a young chemistry professor concocts a wild story that he is an undercover FBI agent. To ... See full summary »




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Credited cast:
David Wilson
Michael Haney
Harry Powell
Bob Doyle
Gloria Coogle
Florence Coogle
Barbara Hines ...
Foreign Exchange Student
Marion Javits ...
Miss Mellish
Glinka (as Michael Lane)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pamela Curran
Singer in German Version


In order to get back into the good graces with his wife with whom he has had a misunderstanding, a young chemistry professor concocts a wild story that he is an undercover FBI agent. To help him with his story he enlists the aid of a friend who is a TV writer. The wife swallows the story and later real FBI agents and enemy spies become involved in the scheme. Written by alfiehitchie

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A perfectly natural question for a wife to ask...but the FBI is making a federal case out of it! See more »


Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

8 April 1960 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Chi era quella signora?  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Based upon the comedy "Who Was That Lady I Saw You With" which opened at the Martin Beck Theater in New York City on March 30, 1958 staring Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy and ran for 208 performances. See more »


During the scene in the ESB's basement, after Ann storms out and David comes to, the unconscious Michael (lying on the ground) disappears from where he's lying as David walks past that spot and reappears when David returns. The bucket earlier thrown at him by Ann does not disappear, although it changes position after every cut. See more »

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Tony Curtis physically rips the title off the screen. See more »


Referenced in You Bet Your Life: Episode #11.10 (1960) See more »


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Written by André Previn and Dory Previn
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Ridiculous and not funny
17 February 2011 | by (Russia) – See all my reviews

Right to be surprised when you find out that this screwball comedy with extravagant plot ridiculous and childish humor in 1960 was twofold nominated for film award "Golden Globe", namely in the categories of Best Actor and Best Film. If the first tape of George Sidney (Kiss Me Kate) is quite tolerant of his romantic escapades, foolish pretense heroes Dean Martin and Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh heroine's reaction to all this, the next story tape makes a roll in the direction of incongruity is happening that is not only not to laugh want to even see it's not worth it.

It all starts with the fact that Columbia University chemistry professor David Wilson catches kissing a young student in the eyes of his wife, Ann. Wife confronts him and immediately wanted to divorce. His friend Mike comes up with his legend: "FBI agent and he kissed the girl, in order to fulfill its top-secret mission!" For the more convincing it also provides him a fake identity and a pistol. All work is done! Few fool about before her and took off with the blame, our heroes can go on a spree with other women. But here's the rub - Blessed David all took so seriously that starts everywhere to poke their nose in their "cause." She asked with great curiosity, how is service and what it's like to be always on the "knife edge".

The culmination of the first half of the film (which still was a little funny compared to those that started later) will be involved in their game is not clear from emerging Soviet agents and quite shameless and totally ridiculous encompassing theme of the Cold War.

Of course, the movie captivates enjoyable actors. Dean Martin and Tony Curtis lovely man, though not shine here with his skill, and Janet Leigh is incredibly charming, although it is in principle a very beautiful woman, it would be foolish to write this series dignity movie.

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