MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 6,136 this week

If a Man Answers (1962)

 |  Comedy  |  10 October 1962 (USA)
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 691 users  
Reviews: 18 user | 2 critic

Rich socialite Chantal marries Eugene, a photographer, and everything seems blissful until her envious friend attempts to break them up. In desperation, she turns to her mother, but the advice she receives may do more harm than good.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (novel)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 542 titles
created 24 Aug 2011
 
a list of 23 titles
created 09 Feb 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 10 Jul 2013
 
a list of 45 titles
created 23 Jul 2013
 
a list of 356 titles
created 1 week ago
 

Related Items

Search for "If a Man Answers" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: If a Man Answers (1962)

If a Man Answers (1962) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of If a Man Answers.
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A self-made businessman rekindles a romance with a former flame while their two teenage children begin a romance of their own with drastic consequences for both couples.

Director: Delmer Daves
Stars: Richard Egan, Dorothy McGuire, Sandra Dee
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An unsophisticated young woman from the Mississippi swamps falls in love with an unconventional southern gentleman.

Director: Joseph Pevney
Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Walter Brennan, Leslie Nielsen
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Charming tale of mountaineer-trapper Murphy's first taste "big city" life with young, sweet Sandra Dee in tow. She flees her family, which tried to trade her for some of Murphy's beaver ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Sher
Stars: Audie Murphy, Joanne Dru, Gilbert Roland
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

After a married woman and her lover murder her cruel husband, they find themselves targeted by someone who is aware of their crime.

Director: Michael Gordon
Stars: Lana Turner, Anthony Quinn, Richard Basehart
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A housewife's sudden rise to fame as a soap spokesperson leads to chaos in her home life.

Director: Norman Jewison
Stars: Doris Day, James Garner, Arlene Francis
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Tammy leaves the river in Mississippi to attend college, developing a relationship with Tom Freeman (John Gavin). Sandra Dee replaces Debbie Reynolds in this and the third Tammy movie. This... See full summary »

Director: Harry Keller
Stars: Sandra Dee, John Gavin, Charles Drake
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In 1944, Capt. Josiah J. Newman is the doctor in charge of Ward 7, the neuropsychiatric ward, at an Army Air Corps hospital in Arizona. The hospital is under-resourced and Newman scrounges ... See full summary »

Director: David Miller
Stars: Gregory Peck, Tony Curtis, Angie Dickinson
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Heather is the lead singer for a band that is on its way to fame and fortune. Things get complicated when she becomes pregnant and has three men willing to be both husband and father. But her boss isn't one of them.

Director: Peter Tewksbury
Stars: Sandra Dee, George Hamilton, Celeste Holm
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Air Force test pilot Pike Yarnell reluctantly attends the memorial service for long-dead Donald Beasley, his navigator during the Korean War; recalling, in flashbacks, their painful days ... See full summary »

Director: Helmut Käutner
Stars: June Allyson, Jeff Chandler, Sandra Dee
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Four sisters in New Zealand fall for four U.S. soldiers en route to the Pacific theater in WWII

Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Jean Simmons, Paul Newman, Joan Fontaine
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The fisherman from a Cornish village have a friendly rivalry with the fishermen (and one formidable woman) from a French port. Then war comes and they must all rethink their petty differences.

Director: Charles Frend
Stars: Françoise Rosay, Tom Walls, Patricia Roc
Cop-Out (1967)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

John Sawyer, once an eminent barrister, has slid into a life of cynicism and drunkenness since his wife left him. When his daughter's boyfriend is accused of murder, Sawyer decides to try ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Rouve
Stars: James Mason, Geraldine Chaplin, Bobby Darin
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Robert Swan / Adam Wright
...
Tina
Christopher Knight ...
Richard
Ted Thorpe ...
Florist
Roger Bacon ...
Messenger
John Bleifer ...
Mr. Riordan, Tobacconist
Pamela Searle ...
Model
Warrene Ott ...
Rita
Dani Lynn ...
Bunny
Charlene Holt ...
Lisa, Model
Gloria Camacho ...
Model
Edit

Storyline

Rich socialite, Sandra Dee meets and marries photographer Bobby Darin and attempts to "train" him to be the perfect husband. Look for a very young Stephanie Powers as the devious friend . Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

10 October 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

...gefrühstückt wird zu Hause  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

At one point, producer Ross Hunter mentioned Tammy Grimes for the role played by Sandra Dee. See more »

Quotes

Germaine Stacy: You, however, Chantal, are not emotionally suited to be a mistress. So you'd better make the best of being a wife.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The film ends with the French word "Finis" displayed on the screen, and after a slight pause, the words "We hardly think so." appear. See more »

Connections

References Flower Drum Song (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

If A Man Answers
Music and Lyrics by Bobby Darin
Performed by Bobby Darin
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

A delightfully funny movie
1 March 2003 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Some people seem to have to trash any movie as if that's being a critic. This is a very fun movie to watch. Chantal's (Sandra Dee) marriage has become ho hum and her husband seems to be more interested in work, with models no less, then his new wife so Chantal sets out to renew the spark their relationship once had but she finds no success. Then her mother suggests a book on training a dog to her. At first Chantal is repulsed but having no success any other way why not give it a try. The result is a madcap, whirlwind comedy from the good old days with the tables being turned on Chantal and her mother. This movie isn't on video but if it ever airs on TV again don't miss it! You'll enjoy being entertained and won't even miss the shock content directors add these days. The movie is a film of the play by the same name. Don't miss it and don't let jaded psuedo-critics dissuade you from watching this fun movie with more then one insightful point to ponder.


17 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Like a grown up Gidget MedioSiglo
if a man answers babykaren
Christopher Knight? LoriPink
We did this play in high school ltldog2
Discuss If a Man Answers (1962) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?