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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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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
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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>

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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

There seems to be a scene cut from the movie, perhaps a fantasy sequence. Some lobby cards show Natalie Wood and her husband in the film in their beds. The husband looks bored and uninterested in Natalie. In others from the same scene he reads a newspaper or has a boardroom meeting while Natalie sits in bed looking gorgeous. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scenes, Penelope is shown riding in the back seat of a 1960/1961 Ford taxicab. Moments later she gets out of a 1966 Ford taxicab. 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

Happy Days Are Here Again
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Music by Milton Ager
Lyrics by Jack Yellen
Performed by the Salvation Army Band
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Plush budget but a thin plot...
22 May 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Natalie Wood finally gets a comedy vehicle all to herself, but the results are half-cocked. Crafty woman conspires to rob her husband's bank--perhaps because she needs love or attention--and that's the entire plot in a nutshell. It's dragged out for 97 minutes. Natalie and the supporting cast (colorful players like Peter Falk and Jonathan Winters) have, understandably, very little to work with, though the production values are plush and some of the comedy is breezy and amusing. Director Arthur Hiller mistakes broadly staged gags for funny set-pieces, and most often the movie is just silly. As for Natalie Wood, she provides what interest there is, she looks great (and sings beautifully!), but the entire film rests on her shoulders and it's not in her to carry the load alone. ** from ****


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