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Director:
Writers:
Josef Shaftel (short story)
Alec Coppel (play)
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Release Date:
11 September 1968 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The Years Big Put-On...And Take-Off Too! See more »
Plot:
Harriet Blossom, the lonely wife of a workaholic brassiere manufacturer, breaks her sewing machine and ends up in bed with the repairman... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Shirley was great, the 60s were too See more (13 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Joseph McGrath 
 
Writing credits
Josef Shaftel (short story)

Alec Coppel (play)

Alec Coppel (writer) and
Denis Norden (writer)

Produced by
Josef Shaftel .... producer
 
Original Music by
Riz Ortolani 
 
Cinematography by
Geoffrey Unsworth 
 
Film Editing by
Ralph Sheldon 
 
Production Design by
Assheton Gorton 
 
Art Direction by
William Alexander  (as Bill Alexander)
George Lack 
 
Costume Design by
Jocelyn Rickards 
 
Makeup Department
Trevor Crole-Rees .... makeup chief
Bernadette Ibbetson .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Fred Slark .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Besgrove .... assistant director
Stuart Black .... first assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Terry Apsey .... construction manager
Sally Scott .... painter: Mrs. Blossom
 
Sound Department
Laurie Clarkson .... sound
David Hawkins .... sound editor
Gerry Humphreys .... dubbing mixer
 
Special Effects by
Richard Parker .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Elvin .... camera operator
Peter MacDonald .... camera operator
Nobby Madden .... electrician (uncredited)
Tom McGuinness .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bridget Sellers .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Music Department
Riz Ortolani .... conductor
 
Other crew
Sidney King .... title designer
Stan O'Toole .... assistant to producer
Maggie Unsworth .... continuity
 
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USA:93 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:S | Sweden:11 | USA:Approved (Suggested for Mature Audiences) | USA:M (original rating) | USA:PG (re-rating)

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Trivia:
The film is (loosely) based on a real incident. In the late 1910s and early 1920s, Dolly Oesterreich kept her lover, Otto Sanhuber in the attic where he lived for many years. Her husband Fred ran a company that made aprons. Otto even moved with the couple from Milwaukee to Los Angeles to stay above his lover. Unfortunately, the real story doesn't have the happy ending of the movie.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the scene where Robert is conducting the Brass Band, a picture of a Mexican (Mr. Tuttle dressed-up) and a dog (Dinky) is visible. These two characters don't appear until later in the picture and Robert only sees the picture for the 'first time' at Mrs.Blossom's picture exhibition after that.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Youth Wave (1968)See more »
Soundtrack:
Main Title ThemeSee more »

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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Shirley was great, the 60s were too, 17 March 2005
Author: psully99 from United States

I only saw this movie once, around 1982. Sorry to admit, I was still doing some of the 60s things at the time, like smoking pot, and so my recollections are not so vivid of the movie (except for laughing too much, and a giant bra), but it is remarkable that even now when I see Shirley McLaine movies I always wonder why Ihave never seen Mrs. Blossom again. I looked it up on Internet just now and came here, because "What a Way to Go!" came on, and it is another even older (1964) Shirley McLaine movie. She's So CUTE!

Hmm, now that I recall, I was also in a love triangle at the time. Maybe that's why it seems so poignant.

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