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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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Robert Swan / Adam Wright
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Tina
Christopher Knight ...
Richard
Ted Thorpe ...
Florist
Roger Bacon ...
Messenger
John Bleifer ...
Mr. Riordan, Tobacconist
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Model
Warrene Ott ...
Rita
Dani Lynn ...
Bunny
Charlene Holt ...
Lisa, Model
Gloria Camacho ...
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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)  »

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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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Eugene: May I remind you that New York is full of great restaurants, very few of which serve peanut butter. For a buck and a half an hour, the dishes will disappear. And as for companionship, well I have a little black book with the names and phone numbers of 111 models Bachelorhood is the ideal state for a man. Marriage, little Miss Stacy, is an institution sponsored by women for women.
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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 »

Soundtracks

If A Man Answers
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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