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Goodbye Charlie (1964)

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Shot by a jealous husband, Charley falls out a porthole and is lost at sea only to find himself returned as an attractive blond woman. His best friend is staying at his house as he puts ... See full summary »

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George Wellington Tracy
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The Reincarnated Charlie Sorel / Virginia Mason
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Bruce Minton, the 3rd
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Janie Highland
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Franny Salzman (as Ellen McRae)
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Rusty Sartori
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Morton Craft
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Inspector (as Roger Carmel)
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Charles Sorel
Myrna Hansen ...
Starlet
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Patron
Michael Jackson ...
Himself
Anthony Eustrel ...
Butler (as Antony Eustrel)
Donna Michelle ...
Guest on Yacht
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Sir Leopold Sartori
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Storyline

Shot by a jealous husband, Charley falls out a porthole and is lost at sea only to find himself returned as an attractive blond woman. His best friend is staying at his house as he puts Charlie's affairs in order and after being convinced, finds himself an unwilling helper in Charlie's new plan to marry into money. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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They don't make girls like "Charlie" anymore -- they never did!


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18 November 1964 (USA)  »

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Au revoir Charlie  »

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Trivia

The original Broadway production of "Goodbye Charlie" by George Axelrod opened at the Lyceum Theater on December 16, 1959 and ran for 109 performances starring Lauren Bacall. See more »

Goofs

Vincente Minnelli is credited as "Vincente Minelli" See more »

Quotes

George Wellington Tracy: What-what-what's your name?
Virginia Mason: Virginia Mason.
George Wellington Tracy: Where do you live?
Virginia Mason: About a half-mile down the beach.
George Wellington Tracy: How long have you lived there?
Virginia Mason: About eight years since my parents bought the place. Their names are Ralph and Helen Mason. Say, you alright?
George Wellington Tracy: Could-could I ask you a question? Uh, you are a girl, aren't you? I mean you've always been a girl, never anything but a girl?
Virginia Mason: [Amused. Raises her right hand] Hmm. I swear it.
George Wellington Tracy: Thanks.
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Referenced in What's My Line?: Episode dated 1 March 1964 (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Seven at Once
Lyrics by Dory Previn (as Dory Langdon)
Music by André Previn (as Andre Previn)
Sung by Jerry Wallace
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Off-beat, Silly, Charming and Down-right Twisted
16 January 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie for the first time over twenty years ago but could never remember the title. I saw it again on AMC and recognized it immediately, but my memories of it have strayed quite a bit from what I thought it was. In fact, this movie takes an amusing idea, a man in a woman's body, throws in some funny lines, but misses the point and goes no where. Tony Curtis plays a very funny straight man to Debbie Reynolds, and while she may have been attractive for the time, the outdated values and generation gap haven't exactly endeared this movie to a whole new generation. While still more enjoyable than it's recent re-make, "Switch" with Ellen Barkin and Jimmy Smits, the movie almost immediately drags after the opening sequences and sets up a premise that really goes nowhere. Pat Boone's role is seemingly tagged on as is Roger C. Carmel's, but Walter Matthau is nearly unrecognizable as a worldly skirt-chaser giving Reynolds something to run from. While I can't in good conscience give this a ten, the movie is worth while a look as a seven.


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