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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 Film do be Released in DVD Format See more (29 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)
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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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Character actress Cheerio Meredith, who played the old lady in the antique car driven by Burt Mustin, died the day of the film's premiere.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:[Indignantly to Rudolph] This filthy rag is using sex and me for no better purpose than to make money!See more »
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Soundtrack:
Anniversary SongSee more »

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13 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
A Film do be Released in DVD Format, 6 January 2005
Author: cinefilo-6 from Porto Alegre, Brazil

Despite all his critics,"Sex and the Single Girl" is a delight,a pure entertainment film with a marvelous cast giving very good performances. This movie deserves to be released in DVD here Tony Curtis and Natalie Wood are better than in "The Great Race".Henry Fonda found in Lauren Bacall one partner in the same caliber of Bette Davis or Katharine Hepburn and the two made a terrific team.Mel Ferrer contributes with funny moments in a rare comedy performance.The screenplay are witty and gave to us highlights like Quine homage to Billy Wilder during a Tony Curtis/Natalie Wood seduction scene.Of, Course Mr. Wilder is a renowned director,Quine don't have the same status but in this movie and several in his filmography he shows a great talent special for comedy and develop a friendship with the late Jack Lemmon who once said Quine is one of most underrated directors in this business.Mr. Quine bought to us:"Bell,Book and Candle","Notorious Landlady","Strangers When We Met" and "How to Murder Your Wife" plus "Operation Mad Ball" the movie Wilder saw and invite Lemmon for the Classic "Some Like Hot". Mr. Jack Lemmon and "Some Like It hot" are often celebrated in "Sex and the Single Girl".For all this reasons watched It!

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