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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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Susan
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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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Comedy | Romance

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25 December 1964 (USA)  »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When everyone arrives at the airport, the green taxi pulls in behind Henry Fonds's convertible, which pulls up to the front of the yellow taxi. Moments later, the taxi driver arrives on the motorcycle. He hits the back of the taxi and flies over it, but the other cars are not there. See more »

Quotes

Helen Gurley Brown: Does your husband Frank come home to you every night?
Susan: Well... I don't know.
Helen Gurley Brown: You DON'T?
Susan: No, because, you see, I don't go home every night.
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References Some Like It Hot (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

What Is This Thing Called Love?
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Sung by Fran Jeffries, with Count Basie and His Orchestra
Briefly reprised by Lauren Bacall
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A Breezy Comedy with Wilder's Touch
8 May 2000 | by (Porto Alegre,Brazil) – See all my reviews

Richard Quine is one of most underated director of his time.This jewel,is a funny comedy with all-star cast in the style of The Pink Panther and Some Like Hot.Highlights Curtis seducing Wood and Fonda and Bacall fighting for jealous reason.The Critics at the time hated this movie,but nowadays with the hit of " There's Something About Mary",this movie deserves another look.Well,people enjoy this funny movie directed by Mr. Quine.


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