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Two for the Seesaw (1962)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 24 November 1962 (USA)
Jerry Ryan is wandering aimlessly around New York, having given up his law career in Nebraska when his wife asked for a divorce. He meets up with Gittel Mosca, an impoverished dancer from ... See full summary »

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Jerry Ryan
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Gittel 'Mosca' Moscawitz
Edmon Ryan ...
Frank Taubman
Elisabeth Fraser ...
Sophie
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Oscar
Billy Gray ...
Mr. Jacoby
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Julie Allred
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Jerry Ryan is wandering aimlessly around New York, having given up his law career in Nebraska when his wife asked for a divorce. He meets up with Gittel Mosca, an impoverished dancer from Greenwich Village, and the two try to straighten out their lives together. Written by Will Gilbert

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a square from Nebraska? an off-beatnik from Greenwich Village? It just didn't figure... that they would... that they could... that they did!

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24 November 1962 (USA)  »

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Cualquier día en cualquier esquina  »

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Trivia

Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman were both set to do this film but when Taylor became ill during the early filming of Cleopatra (1963), Newman was able to do The Hustler (1961) instead. See more »

Goofs

At c.15 minutes, in the Chinese restaurant, Jerry and Gittel order two bowls of rice but the waiter only brings them one bowl with their meat dish and a dipping sauce. See more »

Quotes

Jerry Ryan: 3.30, Friday, and any time thereafter.
Gittel 'Mosca' Moscawitz: Any time thereafter for how long?
Jerry Ryan: You say something?
Gittel 'Mosca' Moscawitz: I said I love you.
Jerry Ryan: When you have something like that to say, don't mumble.
Gittel 'Mosca' Moscawitz: All right, I'll holler it.
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Connections

Referenced in The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: Two for the Whipsaw (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Second Chance
Music by André Previn
Lyrics by Dory Previn
Sung by Jackie Cain (uncredited)
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remarkable time capsule
19 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The post-beatnik / pre-hippie party scene is truly spectacular as a snapshot of a time/place rarely caught on film. While most of America was still living a black & white Eisenhower existence, this film shows the cutting edge NYC scene that had already moved beyond bebop and Kerouac and was just about to stumble full tilt into the Warhol Factory. The party scene probably seemed about as weird to middle America as the alien bar scene in Star Wars, fifteen years later. But one kid in every high school across the country changed their plans to attend 'State' and filled out last minute applications to NYU; they knew that they would grow old waiting for that world to reach their hometown.

A little known treat for anyone into the early days of "alt".


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