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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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Rudy
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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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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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25 December 1964 (USA)  »

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At the same time, it was announced that Tony Curtis and Henry Fonda would be re-teaming for " The Confessor" , a thriller for John Frankenheimer but it was cancelled. They would however appear together again in Richard Fleischer's " The Boston Strangler ". See more »

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None of the cabs have meters in them. See more »

Quotes

Sylvia Broderick: [to Frank] Are you asking meto go back to the same lousy life I had ten years ago before I had this lousy life?
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Spoofed in That Girl: Stocks & the Single Girl (1970) See more »

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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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Henry Fonda was ashamed of being in this movie
22 November 2012 | by (Canada) – 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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