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Two for the Seesaw (1962)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  24 November 1962 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Jerry Ryan
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Gittel 'Mosca' Moscawitz
Edmon Ryan ...
Frank Taubman
Elisabeth Fraser ...
Sophie
Eddie Firestone ...
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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Cualquier día en cualquier esquina  »

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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

During one of first phone conversations between Gittel and Jerry, albums in her record rack don't come close to matching from shot to shot. See more »

Quotes

Gittel 'Mosca' Moscawitz: I'm late.
Jerry Ryan: Yeah, I know.
Jerry Ryan: Next time I'll make sarcastic remarks.
Gittel 'Mosca' Moscawitz: We're on next time already!
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Gitana
Written and Sung by Victor Lundin (as Vic Lundin)
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4 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Recently got a chance to see this movie and thought the performances by Robert Mitchum and Shirley MacLaine were great. Especially like the part that Shirley MacLaine played. I am not to used to seeing Robert Mitchum in roles like this but thought he did well. He plays a man going through a divorce who meets a younger woman played by Shirley Maclaine. Having both different life experiences they somehow try to make their new relationship work. I gave this film an 8 out 10 and was pleasantly surprised to find that it was this good. Read in another post that at the time of this films release critics didn't think that Mitchum's role was believable enough because of perhaps the age difference. I had no problem with buying into this story and the actors that portrayed the characters. Good Movie!


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