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Goodbye Charlie (1964)

Approved | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 18 November 1964 (USA)
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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Cast

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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)
Harry Madden ...
Myrna Hansen ...
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Patron
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Anthony Eustrel ...
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Donna Michelle ...
Woman Doing the Twist 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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2.35 : 1
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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

George begins to tell her his idea about the operation and tells her to sit down. Several things can be seen from the side shot on the desk in front of her as she sits. First 4 piles of cards are face up with the rest of the deck face down in a single pile to the left of them. Also her purse and the ash tray are above them closer to the far edge of the desk. Then when they switch to a front shot of her things have changed. The denomination of face up cards are different and the rest of the deck face down is now in 2 piles instead of one. Also her purse and ash tray is now in line with the piles of cards not above them as before. See more »

Quotes

Janie Highland: Did you know Charlie Sorel had a wife?
Franny Saltzmann: One of his own?
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Connections

Referenced in What's My Line?: Episode dated 1 March 1964 (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Seven at Once
Lyrics by Dory Previn
Music by André 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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