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Goodbye Charlie (1964)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Romance  |  18 November 1964 (USA)
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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 Tracy
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Charlie Sorel / Virginia Mason
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Bruce Minton III
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Janie Highland
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Franny Saltzmann (as Ellen McRae)
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Rusty Sartori
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Morton Craft
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Inspector Frank McGill (as Roger Carmel)
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Charlie Sorel
Myrna Hansen ...
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Patron
Michael Jackson ...
Michael Jackson
Anthony Eustrel ...
Butler (as Antony Eustrel)
Donna Michelle ...
Woman Doing the Twist on Yacht
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Sir Leopold Sartori
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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 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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Au revoir Charlie  »

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Trivia

The title role was offered to Marilyn Monroe shortly before her death. She rejected it judging the role as "not feminine at all". See more »

Goofs

In one shot when Laura Devon is racing over to Malibu in the vintage Rolls Royce, the film has been printed in reverse. The car's license number is shown backwards. 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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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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Some will smile, Some will Laugh this movie is for Everyone!!
18 January 2001 | by (Las Vegas, NV) – See all my reviews

Not every movie made has to have a message. Some are made just to entertain us. John Wayne proved that and "Goodbye Charlie" has taken it to a new height.

Debbie Reynolds and Tony Curtis really had that special chemistry that's always needed in a good comedy and there timing was perfect. Now consider this movie was made around the time when the first civil rights act was passed and it was still believed that "it's a man's world." Debbie Reynolds plays the part of Charlie who was the classic womanizer. He is shot and comes back as a woman (Debbie). He still thinks he's Charlie -- Big Problem especially in 1964.

I rate this movie 5 stars considering the time it was made, the skill of the players and a theme song I just fell in love with. If you need to have a fun afternoon get "Goodbye Charlie"!


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