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Goodbye Charlie
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Director:
Writers:
George Axelrod (play)
Harry Kurnitz (screenplay)
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Release Date:
18 November 1964 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
They don't make girls like "Charlie" anymore -- they never did!
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Another Guilty Pleasure from the 60's See more (16 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tony Curtis ... George Wellington Tracy

Debbie Reynolds ... The Reincarnated Charlie Sorel / Virginia Mason

Pat Boone ... Bruce Minton, the 3rd

Joanna Barnes ... Janie Highland

Ellen Burstyn ... Franny Salzman (as Ellen McRae)
Laura Devon ... Rusty Sartori

Martin Gabel ... Morton Craft

Roger C. Carmel ... Inspector (as Roger Carmel)
Harry Madden ... Charles Sorel
Myrna Hansen ... Starlet

Michael Romanoff ... Patron
Michael Jackson ... Himself
Anthony Eustrel ... Butler (as Antony Eustrel)
Donna Michelle ... Guest on Yacht

Walter Matthau ... Sir Leopold Sartori
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

James Brolin ... Man Doing the Twist on Yacht (uncredited)
Jerry Dunphy ... T.V. Newscaster (uncredited)
Sydney Guilaroff ... Hairdresser at Beauty Salon (uncredited)
Rudy Hansen ... German in Bistro (uncredited)
Forbes Murray ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Jack Richardson ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Christopher Riordan ... Elegant Bistro Customer (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Ed Wermer ... German in Bistro (uncredited)

Directed by
Vincente Minnelli 
 
Writing credits
George Axelrod (play)

Harry Kurnitz (screenplay)

Produced by
David Weisbart .... producer
 
Original Music by
André Previn  (as Andre Previn)
 
Cinematography by
Milton R. Krasner (director of photography) (as Milton Krasner)
 
Film Editing by
John W. Holmes 
 
Art Direction by
Richard Day 
Jack Martin Smith 
 
Set Decoration by
F. Keogh Gleason  (as Keogh Gleason)
Walter M. Scott 
 
Costume Design by
Helen Rose 
 
Makeup Department
Margaret Donovan .... supervising hair stylist
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair styles creator: Miss Reynolds
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Christine Widmeyer .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Hall .... assistant director
George J. Light .... assistant director (uncredited)
Jack Stubbs .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Jerome Graham .... props (uncredited)
Richard Neblett .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
W.D. Flick .... sound
Elmer Raguse .... sound
Richard Overton .... boom operator (uncredited)
Bill Wells .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects
Emil Kosa Jr. .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
Jerry Catron .... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Dial .... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunts (uncredited)
Victor Romito .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Al Baerthlin .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Kenneth Lang .... gaffer (uncredited)
Alfred Lebovitz .... camera operator (uncredited)
Frank Powolny .... still photographer (uncredited)
Jack Richter .... key grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Truman Eli .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Willie Mae Neal .... wardrobe: women (uncredited)
Michael Tierney .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Orven Schanzer .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Albert Woodbury .... orchestrator (as Al Woodbury)
 
Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Leland Hayward .... stage producer
Mollie Kent .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Lew Tate .... location manager (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
116 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved (certificate #20731)

Did You Know?

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:
Factual errors: Vincente Minnelli is credited as "Vincente Minelli"See more »
Quotes:
Sir Leopold Sartori:You speak in riddles, my Sphinx.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Seven at OnceSee more »

FAQ

Marilyn Monroe & James Garner---Were They Suppose to Star in "Charlie"?
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Another Guilty Pleasure from the 60's, 17 January 2007
Author: Isaac5855 from United States

GOODBYE CHARLIE was a slightly smarmy but very funny comedy from the 60's that I grew up with. This was the story of a womanizing cad named Charlie Sorel, who one night is partying on a yacht and romances a married woman. He is caught by her husband who shoots Charlie, who falls overboard into the ocean. Charlie's body is not immediately located but a memorial service is held, attended by his best friend George (Tony Curtis) and dozens of women Charlie romanced over the years. A couple of days later a woman (Debbie Reynolds) is found naked on the beach outside of Charlie's apartment, where George is sorting out Charlie's things. We soon learn that this woman is a female reincarnation of Charlie Sorel, apparently God's ironic way of punishing Charlie for the dreadful way he treated women all his life. Charlie initially freaks out at the idea of being a woman but soon shows he hasn't learned a thing and reverts to the old Charlie even though he is a woman now. I was just a kid when this film first hit theaters but I still thought it was pretty funny. Reynolds and Curtis are energetic in the lead roles and are well-supported by Walter Matthau as the guy who shot Charlie, Pat Boone as a schnook who found and falls in love with the reincarnated Charlie and Joanna Barnes and Ellen MacRae as two of the women in old Charlie's life. BTW, Ellen MacRae later changed her name to Ellen Burstyn. It's no cinematic masterpiece, but it will make you laugh. Remade many years later as SWITCH.

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