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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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Beetie
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Julio Rossini
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Elio Papasano
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Mama Rossini
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Anna
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Mrs. Columbo
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Guido Rossini
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Gina
Augusta Ciolli ...
Mrs. Papasano
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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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The Rossini family is ethnic Italian. Angie Rossini is portrayed by Natalie Wood, who is ethnic Russian. Dominick Rossini and Julio Rossini are portrayed respectively by Herschel Bernardi and Harvey Lembeck, who are both ethnic Jewish. 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: Go, go where the wind blows you!
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Referenced in Hope & Gloria: Love with an Improper Stranger (1995) See more »

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Love with the proper stranger
by Johnny Mercer and Elmer Bernstein
Sings: Jack Jones
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Star power at its best
10 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

This movie is heightened by the fact that Natalie Wood and Steve McQueen are the stars. They have enough acting talent and chemistry together to make it work. The subject matter probably made this controversial in the sixties but the movie doesn't seem old in a stupid way. The supporting cast is good too - Hershel Bernardi, especially, as Natalie's overly-possessive brother.


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