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Angie Rossini is an innocent (Italian Catholic) Macy's salesgirl, who discovers she's pregnant from a fling with Rocky, a musician. Angie finds Rocky (who doesn't remember her at first) to ... See full summary »

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Barbie
Herschel Bernardi ...
Dominick Rossini
Anne Hegira ...
Beetie
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Julio Rossini
Mario Badolati ...
Elio Papasano
Penny Santon ...
Mama Rossini
Elena Karam ...
The Woman
Virginia Vincent ...
Anna
Nina Varela ...
Mrs. Columbo
E. Nick Alexander ...
Guido Rossini
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Gina
Augusta Ciolli ...
Mrs. Papasano
Wolfe Barzell ...
The Priest
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Storyline

Angie Rossini is an innocent (Italian Catholic) Macy's salesgirl, who discovers she's pregnant from a fling with Rocky, a musician. Angie finds Rocky (who doesn't remember her at first) to tell him she's pregnant and needs a doctor for an abortion. He finds her a doctor and they work together to raise the money. Can these two strangers find love with one another before it's too late? Written by Kelly

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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25 December 1963 (USA)  »

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Agapisa enan xeno  »

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In the opening scenes of the movie you hear Rocky Papasano's full name called out over the loudspeaker just before he meets Angela in the crowd. Papasano is a made-up Italian surname, but in Japanese "papasan" means Mr. Dad. See more »

Goofs

When Rocky is lying down on Barbie's bed after she has left to sit at the kitchen table, only the second and third buttons on Rocky's shirt are done up, his shirt not tucked into his pants. In the next shot when he is about to get up, the second, third and fourth buttons on the shirt are done up, the shirt still not tucked into his pants. In the next shot as Rocky is now off the bed, all but the top button on his shirt are done up, the front of his shirt now tucked into his pants. See more »

Quotes

Angie Rossini: [listening to the song "Love with the Proper Stranger] That's what love is - bells and banjos playing? How they brainwash you! And here I spend my whole life like a nut waiting for what? A stranger.
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References The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) See more »

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Love with the proper stranger
by Johnny Mercer and Elmer Bernstein
Sings: Jack Jones
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Charming comedy-drama with disturbing touches.
13 July 2000 | by (Brooklyn, New York) – See all my reviews

Though the film is often very funny, this comedy-drama had some very strong scenes for 1963, especially in the scenes relating to an abortion. It certainly has one of the best performances of Natalie Wood's career, and a funny performance by Steve McQueen; there are also good performances by Edie Adams, Herschel Bernardi, Harvey Lembeck, and Tom Bosley (in his screen debut). It was an attempt to update the screwball romances of the 1930s, but with very "contemporary" (for the time) touches, such as premarital sex and abortion.


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