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Who Was That Lady? (1960)

Approved | | Comedy | 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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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 light-hearted leer at love among the adults! (poster)

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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 »

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The morning after the restaurant, when David tries to tell Ann he is not really in the F.B.I., Ann's hands are on either side of David's neck. In the next shot, her hands are folded over each other at the back of his neck. See more »

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

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

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Who Was That Lady?
by Sammy Cahn & Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
Sung by Dean Martin
Capitol Records
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Fast and frothy comedy of mistaken identity
20 November 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When Janet Leigh interrupts assistant chemistry professor husband Tony Curtis at work she finds him in the arms of a female student ,and promptly sets about leaving him and petitioning for divorce .He turns in desperation to his friend -a TV scriptwriter played by Dean Martin.Together they concoct a story that he is an FBI agent whose romantic activity was all in the line of duty .Somewhat implausibly she believes the far fetched tale and the marriage is once again set fair.Or it would be but for unexpected complications--the real FBI are not amused by the deception;Martin siezes upon the deception as a cover for his serial womanising and some foreign spies believe Curtis and Martin may have secrets they can use.It builds to a frantic climax deep in the bowels of the Empire State Building, The movie has pace and this is what sustains interest for the script is pretty feeble -thin to the point of anorexia.The movie zips along briskly enough to paper over the cracks in the script and while rarely laugh out loud this is a genial and engaging comedy very much of its period in its attitudes to women who are here confined to domesticity and looking good.

Strong performances all round with James Whitmore especially good as an ulcer ridden FBI man and John mcIntyre as his superior.


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