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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 »

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Comedy | Crime

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Release Date:

10 November 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Min kone er bankrøver  »

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 »

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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Natalie Wood's most undervalued piece!
11 April 2006 | by (Costa Rica) – See all my reviews

This was the first flick of Natalie's that I ever laid my eyes on, and, well, what can i say?... I was bedazzled, captivated, and why?, simply because it was Natalie. What is good about this movie?, 1-the cute little 60s outfits she wears!, you have to give her that. She embodied the true meaning of 60's style. 2-All the witty and light-headed arguments between Penelope and her therapist. 3-The persona created by Natalie as her Alterego Penelope seems to me now (with a wider knowledge of Natalie's Cinema) one of the finer representations of the charming and charismatic self that she in fact was, and well.... The movie in its wholesomeness turns to eye-candy before you can finish quoting it's title.

If you ever loved her, you love Penelope too.


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