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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 »
Genre:
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:
Off-beat, Silly, Charming and Down-right Twisted 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)
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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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Aspect Ratio:
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 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:
Continuity: 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:
Sir Leopold Sartori:If I were not Hungarian, I would be speechless.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remade as Switch (1991)See more »
Soundtrack:
Seven at OnceSee more »

FAQ

Marilyn Monroe & James Garner---Were They Suppose to Star in "Charlie"?
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Off-beat, Silly, Charming and Down-right Twisted, 16 January 2001
Author: aesgaard41 from United States

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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