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Penelope (1966)

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Comedy about a flighty, bored, kleptomaniac wife of a banker who robs her husband's bank of $60,000.

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Cast

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James B. Elcott
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Dr. Gregory Mannix
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Lt. Bixbee
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Professor Klobb
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Sadaba
Lou Jacobi ...
Ducky
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Mildred
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Major Higgins
Jerome Cowan ...
Bank Manager
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Honeysuckle Rose
Amzie Strickland ...
Miss Serena
Bill Gunn ...
Sgt. Rothschild
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Boom Boom
Iggie Wolfington ...
Store Owner
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Storyline

When James met Penelope at a club, it took all of three weeks before they were married. But after the marriage, other women became attracted to James and he kept getting promoted, which took him away from Penelope. So Penelope puts on a disguise and robs her husband's bank. Her psychiatrist, Greg, believes that this condition is caused by James being over worked and under romantic with Penelope. She also tells Greg that she robs the business associates of James. But Greg is in love with Penelope - in fact everyone likes her. The problem is when she confesses to her crimes, no one believes her. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The worlds most beautiful bank-robber See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

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Release Date:

10 November 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Min kone er bankrøver  »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Dirk Bogarde turned down the role ultimately played by Ian Bannen. See more »

Goofs

While chasing Penelope her professor lowers a lectern and Penelope clutches her hands in front of her groin. After a cut her hands are at shoulder level. See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening credits are animated. Black hands without a body steal the diamonds contained in the first letter in the first name of the actors and crew members. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The King of the Duplicators (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

The Sun Is Gray
Words and Music by Gale Garnett
Sung by Natalie Wood
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User Reviews

 
Worth checking out for "Johnny" Williams score!
20 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Alright so it's not the greatest film in the world BUT I must recommend it anyway especially to those fans of the fabulously fun era of the late 60's. That 60's vibe is evident throughout the film. And I was surprised to hear "Johnny" Williams aprapos and quality score complete with Penelope theme song. Natalie Wood as Penelope is stunning and is also featured on a vocal number at the local "beatnik" club (now you don't want to miss that do you?) Peter Falk is the detective on Penelope's trail previewing his future role as Columbo and there are also many recognizable actors of that era in the film as well. Natalie Wood was very depressed over the lack of appreciation for this film but regained her career momentum with the success of "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" 3 years later.


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