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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Complete credited cast:
George Tracy
Charlie Sorel / Virginia Mason
Bruce Minton III
Janie Highland
Franny Saltzmann (as Ellen McRae)
Laura Devon ...
Rusty Sartori
Morton Craft
Inspector Frank McGill (as Roger Carmel)
Harry Madden ...
Charlie Sorel
Myrna Hansen ...
Michael Jackson ...
Anthony Eustrel ...
Butler (as Antony Eustrel)
Donna Michelle ...
Woman Doing the Twist on Yacht
Sir Leopold Sartori


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 <>

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


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Release Date:

18 November 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Au revoir Charlie  »

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(Westrex Recording System)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The costumes Helen Rose created for Debbie Reynolds cost $250,000. See more »


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 »


George Wellington Tracy: You want to go to Leo's party - the man who killed you?
Virginia Mason: Live and let live!
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Remade as Dobol dribol (1992) See more »


Goodbye Charlie
Lyrics by Dory Previn (as Dory Langdon)
Music by André Previn (as Andre Previn)
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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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