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Love with the Proper Stranger (1963)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 25 December 1963 (USA)
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
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Dominick Rossini
Anne Hegira ...
Beetie
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Julio Rossini
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Elio Papasano
Penny Santon ...
Mama Rossini
Elena Karam ...
The Woman
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Anna
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Mrs. Columbo
E. Nick Alexander ...
Guido Rossini
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Gina
Augusta Ciolli ...
Mrs. Papasano
Wolfe Barzell ...
The Priest
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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 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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For every girl who ever fell for the kind of the guy who doesn't want to get married... See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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25 December 1963 (USA)  »

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Desliz de una noche  »

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Trivia

Tom Bosley's movie debut. See more »

Goofs

During the dinner at Tom Bosley's house his mom moves a table lamp on the dinner table. Natalie Wood walks normally into the kitchen without stepping over the electric cord. When she returns to the table she runs into the cord which is off the floor and Tom Bosley has to deliberately step over the cord. See more »

Quotes

Angie Rossini: Would you like a drink?
Rocky Papasano: Thank you
Angie Rossini: Scotch
Rocky Papasano: Thank you
Angie Rossini: [pouring scotch] Water, Soda or Tonic?
Rocky Papasano: [a bit confused] Scotch and Tonic? uh... very good...
[takes the glass from her]
Rocky Papasano: Zelda, Gin and Tonic, yes. Vodka and Tonic, yes. Scotch and Tonic, no.
Angie Rossini: [confused] uh...
Rocky Papasano: water.
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Connections

Referenced in Hope & Gloria: Love with an Improper Stranger (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Love with the proper stranger
by Johnny Mercer and Elmer Bernstein
Sings: Jack Jones
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One of Steve McQueen's Best!
21 October 2003 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

This has always been one of my absolute favorite movies! Steve McQueen and Natalie Wood were perfectly suited for each other. She played brave Angie Rossini wonderfully - trying so hard to break away from her protective Italian-American family, trying to be strong and capable in the face of such a difficult situation, trying not to show how scared she really is.

But Steve McQueen is the real sweet part of this couple. He is corrupt and funny and unsuspectedly tender and responsible and caring. It should be noted for the fact that it marked his departure from the anti-hero roles that he specialized in (and excelled in). This wasn't an action movie but it was one of Steve's absolute best performances. She was nominated for an Academy Award and deservedly so but he was overlooked and that is criminal!

Can you tell that I love this movie?? Well, I do!


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