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If a Man Answers (1962)

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.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Swan / Adam Wright
Christopher Knight ...
Ted Thorpe ...
Roger Bacon ...
John Bleifer ...
Mr. Riordan, Tobacconist
Warrene Ott ...
Dani Lynn ...
Lisa, Model
Gloria Camacho ...


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

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Release Date:

10 October 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

...gefrühstückt wird zu Hause  »

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(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Producer Ross Hunter originally announced this in 1961 as a vehicle which he hoped to cast with David Niven, Nancy Kwan and Claudette Colbert. See more »


As Sandra prepares to arise from bed, she holds the sheet to her bosom; immediate next shot, a close-up on Bobby, her hand is on his shoulder; quick back to her, she is again (still) holding the sheet to her bosom. See more »


Chantal: He's your idea, you dreamed him up, you make him go away!
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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 »


References Flower Drum Song (1961) See more »


A True, True Love
Music and Lyrics by Bobby Darin
Performed by Bobby Darin
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12 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

This film, adapted from Winifred Wolfe's novel, has its moments and most of them are given to us by a very rare character in fifties comedies: an irresistibly attractive woman in her forties. Micheline Presle plays Sandra Dee's mother, and the dispenser of some delicious advice: Treat your husband like a dog. Sandy's taken aback, like everyone else, until Mother points out that dogs are treated with affection and respect - husbands often get neither. And then wives are surprised when they don't come home.

Oh, there are other pleasures - Dee and Darin are agreeable, and Stefanie Powers gets to be the bitchy girl friend. But Presle is such a joy, she's worth the price of a ticket.

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