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Sex and the Single Girl (1964)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 25 December 1964 (USA)
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 ...
Stubby Kaye ...
Helen's Cabbie
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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She plays the girl who became the leader of the sex revolution...He plays... See more »


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25 December 1964 (USA)  »

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...und ledige Mädchen  »

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1.85 : 1
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Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood and Larry Storch would all go on to appear together in The Great Race (1965) the following year, along with Jack Lemmon, who is frequently referenced in this picture. See more »


Immediately after Rudy asks Gretchen if she likes to dance, the shot changes to Frank's car going the wrong way up an on ramp, narrowly passing between a light blue Corvair and a black car. Then as Frank reaches the top of the ramp, he again narrowly misses a collision with another light blue Corvair. See more »


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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Referenced in Murphy Brown: Sox and the Single Girl (1993) See more »


Sex And The Single Girl
by Neal Hefti and Richard Quine
Title song sung by Fran Jeffries
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Henry Fonda was ashamed of being in this movie
22 November 2012 | by See all my reviews

Henry Fonda gave an interview with Canadian television channel TVO in which he discussed the "compromises" an actor has to make in order to keep his career alive, in his case, in order to be able to make quality films such as Twelve Angry Men and The Oxbow Incident. Looking chagrined, he revealed that Sex and the Single Girl was a movie he made in order to have a box office success and keep his name in the Win column of the studios. He said he was ashamed of Sex and the Single Girl, calling it a box office success but "dreadful"--so ashamed that he didn't like even mentioning its name. I'm not sure I'd go that far, but this is certainly far from a good movie.

http://ww3.tvo.org/ video/182894/ henry-fonda-compromise-making-bad-movies

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