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Sex and the Single Girl (1964)

A womanizing reporter for a sleazy tabloid magazine impersonates his hen-pecked neighbor in order to get an expose on renowned psychologist Helen Gurley Brown.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fran Jeffries ...
The Chief
Motorcycle Cop
Stubby Kaye ...
Helen's Cabbie
Howard St. John ...
Dr. Anderson
William Lanteau ...


Using Helen Gurley Brown's book as a jump off point, we follow the adventures of a supermarket tabloid editor as he tries to parlay an interview with the author of the book into headlines and sales. Of course, a romantic entanglement ensues. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Henry Fonda, Lauren Bacall and Mel Ferrer bring you the world's greatest example of dedicated do-it-yourself! See more »


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25 December 1964 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)



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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


While dressed in a woman's nightgown Tony Curtis says he looks just like Jack Lemmon in the movie where he dresses up like a girl. Tony Curtis co-starred in that movie, Some Like it Hot, with Jack Lemmon where he also dressed up like a girl. See more »


While on the chase to the airport the road they are driving is normally 2 lane in each direction road being used as a four lane highway. You can see the double yellow line in the center that divides the normally opposite flowing traffic. See more »


Frank Luther Broderick: What do you call it when you hate the woman you love?
Bob Weston: A wife.
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Referenced in Five Million Years to Earth (1967) See more »


Anniversary Song
Music based on "Valurile Dunarii (Danube Waves)" by Iosif Ivanovici
Music adapted by Saul Chaplin
Lyrics by Saul Chaplin and Al Jolson
Sung by Fran Jeffries, with Count Basie and His Orchestra
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A Film do be Released in DVD Format
6 January 2005 | by (Porto Alegre,Brazil) – See all my reviews

Despite all his critics,"Sex and the Single Girl" is a delight,a pure entertainment film with a marvelous cast giving very good performances. This movie deserves to be released in DVD here Tony Curtis and Natalie Wood are better than in "The Great Race".Henry Fonda found in Lauren Bacall one partner in the same caliber of Bette Davis or Katharine Hepburn and the two made a terrific team.Mel Ferrer contributes with funny moments in a rare comedy performance.The screenplay are witty and gave to us highlights like Quine homage to Billy Wilder during a Tony Curtis/Natalie Wood seduction scene.Of, Course Mr. Wilder is a renowned director,Quine don't have the same status but in this movie and several in his filmography he shows a great talent special for comedy and develop a friendship with the late Jack Lemmon who once said Quine is one of most underrated directors in this business.Mr. Quine bought to us:"Bell,Book and Candle","Notorious Landlady","Strangers When We Met" and "How to Murder Your Wife" plus "Operation Mad Ball" the movie Wilder saw and invite Lemmon for the Classic "Some Like Hot". Mr. Jack Lemmon and "Some Like It hot" are often celebrated in "Sex and the Single Girl".For all this reasons watched It!

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