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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 »
NewsDesk:
(26 articles)
Costume Stories, This Week: Edith Head and Ender’s Game
 (From Clothes on Film. 2 November 2013, 6:46 AM, PDT)

Wood TCM Movie Schedule: Her Years as a Top Star
 (From Alt Film Guide. 18 August 2013, 4:26 PM, PDT)

Top '60s Star Has Her Day on TCM
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User Reviews:
OMG, Joseph Heller wrote it! 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:
Otto Kruger's final film.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: None of the cabs have meters in them.See more »
Quotes:
The Chief:[to Bob Weston] Thank you from the heart for living down to my expectations.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Five Million Years to Earth (1967)See more »
Soundtrack:
Anniversary SongSee more »

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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
OMG, Joseph Heller wrote it!, 19 April 2010
Author: jkenny-2 from Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Now I'm sorry I raced through this movie last night and told the DVR to go ahead and delete! I thought it was quite hilarious, in a screwball, self-referential, meta-fictional way! You've gotta love a film that continuously refers to how much Tony Curtis looks like Jack Lemon. I just never thought the studios allowed such tongue-in-cheek buffoonery on screen! Yes, Natalie Wood here is the most beautiful & desirable woman in the world. Henry Fonda does his gravitas routine to brilliant comic effect. Lauren Bacall is timeless & ageless in the role of a justifiably paranoid wife.

I keep thinking: who was the wit who concocted such a script? Joseph Heller, the author of catch-22, one of the most highly-acclaimed novels of the 20th century. This film is amazingly & woefully under-appreciated!

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