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You're a Big Boy Now
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Writers:
David Benedictus (novel)
Francis Ford Coppola (written for the screen by)
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Release Date:
31 July 1967 (Denmark) See more »
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Tagline:
Wow - It's the Wildest! See more »
Plot:
Post-teen virgin moves to New York City, falls for a cold-hearted beauty, then finds true love with a loyal lass. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 7 nominations See more »
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Seen it 50 times and it's always as good as the 1st time See more (25 total) »

Cast

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Elizabeth Hartman ... Barbara Darling

Geraldine Page ... Margery Chanticleer
Peter Kastner ... Bernard Chanticleer

Rip Torn ... I.H. Chanticleer

Michael Dunn ... Richard Mudd

Tony Bill ... Raef del Grado

Julie Harris ... Miss Thing

Karen Black ... Amy Partlett
Dolph Sweet ... Patrolman Francis Graf

Michael O'Sullivan ... Kurt Dougherty
Ronald Colby ... Barbara's Stage Play Crew (as Ron Colby)
Rufus Harley ... Barbara's Stage Play Crew
Frank Simpson ... Barbara's Stage Play Crew

Nina Varela ... Barbara's Stage Play Crew
Len De Carl ... Barbara's Stage Play Crew
Emily ... Dog
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Roman Coppola ... Baby Boy in Carriage (uncredited)
Bill Walters ... Commerce Street BG (uncredited)

Directed by
Francis Ford Coppola 
 
Writing credits
David Benedictus (novel)

Francis Ford Coppola (written for the screen by)

Produced by
Phil Feldman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Robert Prince 
 
Cinematography by
Andrew Laszlo (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Aram Avakian 
 
Casting by
Bernie Styles  (as Bernard S. Styles)
 
Art Direction by
Vassilis Photopoulos  (as Vassele Fotopoulos)
 
Set Decoration by
Marvin March 
 
Costume Design by
Theoni V. Aldredge 
 
Makeup Department
Phil Naso .... hair stylist (as Philip Naso)
Robert Philippe .... makeup artist (as Bob Philippe)
 
Production Management
David Golden .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Larry Sturhahn .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Stanley Cappiello .... scenic artist (as Stan Capiello)
Eleanor Coppola .... titles (as Eleanor Neil)
 
Sound Department
Jean Bagley .... sound editor
Jack C. Jacobsen .... sound mixer (as Jack Jacobsen)
Sanford Rackow .... sound editor
Dick Vorisek .... re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Josh Weiner .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Marc Laub .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Jack Lewis .... musical supervisor
The Lovin' Spoonful .... music performers
Arthur Schroeck .... conductor
Arthur Schroeck .... musical arranger
John Sebastian .... composer: songs (as John B. Sebastian)
 
Other crew
B.J. Bjorkman .... script supervisor
Robert Tucker .... choreographer: Miss Hartman
 
Thanks
John V. Lindsay .... grateful appreciation: for the cooperation of
 

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Runtime:
96 min
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Color:
Color (Pathécolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
In the film, Bernard Chanticleer's landlady, Miss Thing, has a pet rooster that attacks girls who come to visit him. Bernard's last name, Chanticleer, is taken from an old European folk tale about a rooster named Chanticleer who matches wits with Reynard the Fox (as told in "The Nun's Priest's Tale" of Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales").See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: As Barbara Darling is ripping the buttons from the front of Bernard Chanticleer's shirt, she pulls off the top button first. In the next edited shot, as Barbara's hands move to the lower buttons, the top button is back on. In the next shot, the top button is missing again.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Raef Del Grado:You absolutely must not use the book elevator, Bernard.
Bernard Chanticleer:Who is she?
Raef Del Grado:It's illegal, it's dangerous and it'll only get you to trouble.
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Movie Connections:
References The Slender Thread (1965)See more »
Soundtrack:
Darling Be Home SoonSee more »

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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Seen it 50 times and it's always as good as the 1st time, 20 June 2007
Author: joeykulkin71 from United States

I remember the day I bought the movie for $2 in Bennington, Vermont. I was in a bad mood that day. I read on the back of the VHS box how this was FFC's master's thesis at UCLA and thought that it could be a cool viewing. I watched it later that day and it changed my mood to great, and it became my favorite movie.

Some of the sequences and lines and maddeningly dizzy and dizzyingly mad. The names and objects and places Bernard gives to initials is wonderful. Barbara Darling dancing up in that cage in the underground club! The music (Darling Be Home Soon is a masterpiece)! The cinematography! The deliverance of sexy lines! (Hair?! You collect, hair!?"). Del Grado's poetic musings on life (funny where they got him ...). The views of 1966 New York City, pre-World Trade Center.

I've seen it about 50 times always trying to figure out the theme, and I still haven't come up with one, although, Bernard goes from a milk-spilling virgin to a maturing lad who finally opens his eyes to life and stops spilling milk.

That $2 VHS copy is gone. I wish I could find another copy, or, one on DVD.

It's the most dizzy, maddeningly wonderful sexy piece or cinema I've seen, or ever will experience.

So is there a way to find love with a woman like Amy Partlett with streaks of Barbara Darling that run through her veins? (And no, I don't collect hair, and stopped spilling milk years ago).

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