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 overview, first billed only:
Robert Swan / Adam Wright
Christopher Knight ...
Ted Thorpe ...
Roger Bacon ...
John Bleifer ...
Mr. Riordan, Tobacconist
Pamela Searle ...
Warrene Ott ...
Dani Lynn ...
Charlene Holt ...
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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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


Germaine Stacy: Your father came to Paris for one week to import antiques. He had one book of traveler's checks, two changes of pajamas. He used all the checks, none of the pajamas. And the only thing he imported was moi.
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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 »


If A Man Answers
Music and Lyrics by Bobby Darin
Performed by Bobby Darin
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A must see after watching "Beyond the Sea", with Kevin Spacy
18 December 2004 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

A lot of cute fun with some wonderful moments. Sandra Dee is adorable and Bobby Daren is even better. The actress who plays Dee's mother, Micheline Presle, is the highlight of the film. Just like in Molly Hewitt's contemporary humor book "Men Are Dogs: In the Best Possible Sense!", she advises her daughter that if you think of a man as a completely different species from women (i.e. that they're dogs) then you will understand why they behave very differently from women. But the point of both the movie and the book, it's okay, men and women just aren't the same thing, and it's the little differences that are so funny. And if you haven't seen "Beyond the Sea" check it out. It's the Bobby Darin bio pic that will be in theaters soon.

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