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Not with My Wife, You Don't! (1966)

Approved | | Comedy | January 1967 (Austria)
During the Korean War, Italian nurse Virna Lisi falls in love with two American fliers, Tony Curtis and George C. Scott. Lisi marries Curtis after he convinces her that Scott has been ... See full summary »

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Tom Ferris
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Julie Ferris
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'Tank' Martin
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General Maynard C. Parker
Richard Eastham ...
General Milt Walters
Eddie Ryder ...
Sgt. Gilroy
George Tyne ...
Sgt. Dogerty
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Doris Parker
Donna Danton ...
Nurse Sally Ann
Natalie Core ...
Lillian Walters
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Air Police Colonel
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BBC Commentator
Robert Cleaves ...
Time Reporter
Karla Most ...
Italian Maid
Betty Bresler ...
Miss Ephron

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During the Korean War, Italian nurse Virna Lisi falls in love with two American fliers, Tony Curtis and George C. Scott. Lisi marries Curtis after he convinces her that Scott has been killed in a plane crash. She soon discovers Scott is alive, but remains happily married to Curtis until Scott re-enters their lives 14 years later. Written by Jeanne Armintrout <Jeannee@uwyo.edu>

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Both the leading actors for this movie appeared in a Stanley Kubrick movie. Tony Curtis worked with Kubrick in the film Spartacus (1960) while George C. Scott in the film Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Loved the Bomb (1964). See more »

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At the end of the fight scene in the hotel room with the general next door, Julie Ferris says, "Boys! Boys! Boys!" but her lips do not move. See more »

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Julietta 'Julie' Ferris: With everyone making love, who is fighting the war?
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Referenced in Mary Tyler Moore: Not with My Wife, I Don't (1976) See more »

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Big Beautiful Ball
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Music by John Williams (as Johnny Williams)
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
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" You're flying with the big ones now, but to me, you're the biggest of them all "
15 January 2010 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

In film history there are many comedy teams. Some good, others better and some are Classic Teams of the highest caliber. Examples like Laural and hardy, Lou And Abbot and of course, Martin and Lewis rank among the greatest. In this film called " Not with My Wife, you don't " are teamed Curtis and Scott (Tony Curtis and George C. Scott). Despite their great talent in dramas and Plays, their gifted combination as a comedy team falls short in this effort. The story is of two Air Force fliers who's constant game of one up-man-ship is forever fueling their amorous conquests. So much so that even as they flow through their military careers, this game continues. While stationed in Asia during the Korean War, they suddenly put all their skills on high as they both fall in love with the same woman. Virna Lisi plays Julietta, a beautiful nurse who becomes their ultimate luscious target. Unfortunately, the game becomes serious as Ferris takes advantage of Scott's absence and marries Julie. Indeed, twenty years elapses and into their lives re-enters Col. 'Tank' Martin. Now the table is set for a rematch as Ferris's wife feels so neglected, she's willing to allow Tank to win her away from a husband who has become a 'Gopher' for the commanding general (Carroll O'Connor) Gen. Maynard C. Parker. The movie is complete with high flying antics, double-crosses and comedic situations which enliven the film. It's good laughter, combined with semi-serious drama. Eddie Ryder plays Sgt. Gilroy a trusted, but otherwise slap-stick side kick to Curtis. The result is a good film, interesting, humorous and in many ways a Classic in its own right. ****


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