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If a Man Answers (1962)

 -  Comedy  -  10 October 1962 (USA)
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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Robert Swan / Adam Wright
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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
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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

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10 October 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

...gefrühstückt wird zu Hause  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Chantal: [Cooking over the stove] Oh, mama, what's the use? Whom am I ever gonna get a chance to cook *for*? Do you realize that nobody's asked me to marry him in a week?
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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 »

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If A Man Answers
Music and Lyrics by Bobby Darin
Performed by Bobby Darin
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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.


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