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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Bob Weston
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Helen Brown
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Frank
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Sylvia
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Rudy
Fran Jeffries ...
Gretchen
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Susan
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The Chief
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Motorcycle Cop
Stubby Kaye ...
Helen's Cabbie
Howard St. John ...
Randall
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Dr. Anderson
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Holmes
William Lanteau ...
Sylvester
Helen Kleeb ...
Hilda
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Storyline

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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She wrote the book on love!

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25 December 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El Sexo y la Joven Soltera  »

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Though his performance was one of the few that received praise, Henry Fonda later said that of all of the movies he'd made, he liked this one the least. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Helen Gurley Brown: You know, when you smile like that, you *do* look like Jack Lemon!
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Referenced in Archie Bunker's Place: Sex and the Single Parent (1982) See more »

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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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OMG, Joseph Heller wrote it!
19 April 2010 | by (Tuscaloosa, Alabama) – See all my reviews

Now I'm sorry I raced through this movie last night and told the DVR to go ahead and delete! I thought it was quite hilarious, in a screwball, self-referential, meta-fictional way! You've gotta love a film that continuously refers to how much Tony Curtis looks like Jack Lemon. I just never thought the studios allowed such tongue-in-cheek buffoonery on screen! Yes, Natalie Wood here is the most beautiful & desirable woman in the world. Henry Fonda does his gravitas routine to brilliant comic effect. Lauren Bacall is timeless & ageless in the role of a justifiably paranoid wife.

I keep thinking: who was the wit who concocted such a script? Joseph Heller, the author of catch-22, one of the most highly-acclaimed novels of the 20th century. This film is amazingly & woefully under-appreciated!


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