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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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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 ...
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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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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

Chantal: Oh, mama, I am so afraid.
Germaine Stacy: Of love?
Chantal: Of being disappointed in it.
Germaine Stacy: Shoo-shoo, if you come to love and say to it "If you're so wonderful, please me, satisfy me, fulfill me", then you probably will be disappointed. It all depends on what you yourself bring to it. Don't you disappoint love.
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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

A True, True Love
Music and Lyrics by Bobby Darin
Performed by Bobby Darin
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Where's Elvis when you really need him?
13 November 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This lush Ross Hunter film of 1962 which attempts to patch together some BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S New York romantic sex comedy imagery and fashions (and scenes) along with a PILLOW TALK / LOVER COME BACK farce script almost succeeds in being enjoyable in 2011 by the fact it is well made. BUT and it is a massive BUT, it is miscast and relies on twee marriage drivel to put across some risqué (at the time) script and situations. Sandra Dee and Bobby Darin might have been a screen team du jour but are not of the calibre of actual adults. Had this been an Elvis Movie instead of Bobby Darin then we might have been in a soon to be classic 60s movie, as he would have the screen charisma Darrin lacks. Dee is fine fun and well dressed, her father the silly sort of role Eddie Albert plays better, and the art direction and set design terrific. But overall it is trite and sexist and really contrived. It is likable but you really have to be kind to it and accept the mentality of the time. The music has the foghorn sounds of forced farce and the silly xylophone tinkling of sitcoms like Bewitched, a TV show this precedes but points to. It gets some good sex talk across by the dubious method of having a French mother sexually prep her ripe daughter!


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