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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 fun movie with a provocative name 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) | Sweden:15 | West Germany:18 (original rating)

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Trivia:
Diane McBain was originally announced for role of a female magazine editor that apparently was written out of final script.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: None of the cabs have meters in them.See more »
Quotes:
Helen Gurley Brown:You know, when you smile like that, you *do* look like Jack Lemon!See more »
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Soundtrack:
Anniversary SongSee more »

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32 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
A fun movie with a provocative name, 8 April 1999
Author: Harry Mendelovich from Israel

The stars that this movie features promise and deliver. I have never seen a sweeter woman than Natalie Wood here. Tony Curtis is the tabloid bad guy first, who becomes the romantic fool later. Henry Fonda manufactures pantyhoses and is happily, and many times sadly married to Lauren Bacall, once his secretary. The plot is wonderfully built around the developing romance between Curtis and Wood and its intertwining with the tensions between Fonda and Bacall. Curtis develops a scheme to bring Wood to admit that she did or didn't (you know what), the results of which will be published in STOP!, the worst tabloid. After he falls in love with her everything changes, but the problem is that the scheme included Fonda, and this is further complicated by Bacall's temperament. The complication produces many comical situations you will enjoy.

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