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Sex and the Single Girl -- Tony Curtis star as the editor of a scandal magazine who will resort to anything to get an interview with the beautiful author of the best-selling novel, Sex and the Single Girl.

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Director:
Writers:
Helen Gurley Brown (book)
Joseph Heller (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
25 December 1964 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
She wrote the book on love!
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A Charmer See more (30 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tony Curtis ... Bob Weston

Natalie Wood ... Helen Brown

Henry Fonda ... Frank

Lauren Bacall ... Sylvia

Mel Ferrer ... Rudy
Fran Jeffries ... Gretchen

Leslie Parrish ... Susan

Edward Everett Horton ... The Chief

Larry Storch ... Motorcycle Cop
Stubby Kaye ... Helen's Cabbie
Howard St. John ... Randall

Otto Kruger ... Dr. Anderson

Max Showalter ... Holmes
William Lanteau ... Sylvester
Helen Kleeb ... Hilda
Curly Klein ... Sylvia's Cabbie
Count Basie and His Orchestra ... Themselves
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Baker ... Pretzel Vendor (uncredited)
Larry J. Blake ... Policeman (uncredited)

Barbara Bouchet ... Photographer at Anniversary Party (uncredited)
Paul Bryar ... Toll Gate Guard (uncredited)
George E. Carey ... Board Member (uncredited)
Claire Carleton ... Woman (uncredited)
Taggart Casey ... Guard (uncredited)
Buddy Catlett ... Bassist in the Count Basie Band (uncredited)
William Fawcett ... Bum (uncredited)
Robert Foulk ... Arresting Police Detective (uncredited)
Philip Garris ... Young Man (uncredited)
Edmund Glover ... Dr. A.L. Chickering (uncredited)
Tom Harkness ... Board Member (uncredited)
Sharon Johnson ... Sonia (uncredited)
Mary Kovacs ... Woman (uncredited)
James Lanphier ... Salesman (uncredited)
Martin Martin ... Board Member (uncredited)
Cheerio Meredith ... Emily (uncredited)
Charles Morton ... Board Member (uncredited)

Burt Mustin ... Harvey (uncredited)
Paddi O'Hara ... Strange Woman (uncredited)
Tom Quine ... Board Member (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Man at Stocking Show (uncredited)
Irving Steinberg ... Board Member (uncredited)
Sheila Stephenson ... Board Member (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Nightclub Patron at Anniversary Party (uncredited)
Fredd Wayne ... Frank (uncredited)
Yvonne White ... Woman (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Quine 
 
Writing credits
Helen Gurley Brown (book)

Joseph Heller (screenplay) and
David R. Schwartz (screenplay)

Joseph Hoffman (story)

Leslie H. Martinson  uncredited

Produced by
William T. Orr .... producer (as Wm. T. Orr)
 
Original Music by
Neal Hefti 
 
Cinematography by
Charles Lang 
 
Film Editing by
David Wages 
 
Art Direction by
Cary Odell  (as Cary O'Dell)
 
Set Decoration by
Edward G. Boyle 
 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
Norman Norell (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor
Sugar Blymyer .... hair stylist
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist: Natalie Wood
Jean Burt Reilly .... supervising hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carter De Haven Jr. .... second unit director (as Carter DeHaven)
Chuck Hansen .... assistant director (as Charles L. Hansen)
Mickey McCardle .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Gene Lauritzen .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
M.A. Merrick .... sound
 
Stunts
Bob Herron .... stunts (uncredited)
Troy Melton .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Neal Hefti .... conductor
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Benno Schneider .... dialogue supervisor
 

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Runtime:
110 min | 114 min (TCM print)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Finland:S | Germany:12 (TV rating) | Netherlands:18 (original rating) | Sweden:15 | West Germany:18 (original rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Otto Kruger's final film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:You know, when you smile like that, you *do* look like Jack Lemon!See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
What Is This Thing Called Love?See more »

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17 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
A Charmer, 19 January 2006
Author: ares1996 from United States

I've seen this one a few times over the years and wish it would come out in DVD. Natalie Wood was never more beautiful, and the battle of the sexes was never more fun. It's great to see a love story that doesn't resort to foul language or adult humor, but simply witty dialog and the vagaries of human nature.

Tony Curtis plays a tabloid reporter trying to get the goods on Helen Gurley Brown (played by Natalie Wood) and her personal life to find out if she actually knows anything about sex and relationships. To this end, he impersonates an acquaintance (played by Henry Fonda) whose having problems with his jealous wife (played by Lauren Bacall) so that he can pose as a patient and seek her advice.

The confusion caused by this impersonation just leads to more problems. However, this is just a sideshow to the reporter's seduction of Dr. Brown and the glorious mayhem that ensues.

Her constant comparisons of Tony Curtis to Jack Lemmon (Curtis' co-star in Some Like It Hot) will appeal anyone who's seen that classic.

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