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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

Complete credited cast:
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James B. Elcott
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Dr. Gregory Mannix
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Lieutenant Horatio Bixbee
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Professor Klobb
Lila Kedrova ...
Princess Sadaba
Lou Jacobi ...
Ducky
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Mildred Halliday
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Salvation Army Major Higgins
Jerome Cowan ...
Bank Manager
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Honeysuckle Rose
Amzie Strickland ...
Miss Serena
Bill Gunn ...
Sergeant 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>

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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)  »

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Penelope  »

Box Office

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

The milk on Dr. Gregory's suit disappears and the suit is completely dry from one shot to the next. 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 »

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Featured in Penelope's Fashion Show (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Penelope
Words by Leslie Bricusse
Music by John Williams (as Johnny Williams)
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User Reviews

 
a surprisingly delightful, witty, funny film!
20 July 2005 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

This film is highly underrated. I have heard of how "Penelope" was a flop from other sources. I saw it on TCM today as one of the birthday tributes to Natalie Wood. To my surprise, I found this film highly entertaining. The dialogue was witty and funny. Love the humor. This is one of the comedic best of Natalie Wood! Dick Shawn, Peter Falk, and Ian Bannen, who played her analyst, a police detective, and her husband respectively, did a fantastic job as the three men who fell in love with Penelope. A very funny film, brilliant, brilliant film! I was not very fond of 60's humor, but I still found this film hilarious. Whether you are a fan of 60's comedies or not, I assure that you will enjoy it as much as I do.


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