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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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This film captures the spirit of the 60's. 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
Evangeline Harrison .... assistant costume designer (uncredited)
 
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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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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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:
Factual errors: When Mrs Blossom meets Mr Tuttle they play a game of snooker. The last ball potted is shown, a green ball. In snooker the last ball is always black. There is no reason that they were not playing according to the rules.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Youth Wave (1968)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Way That I LiveSee more »

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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
This film captures the spirit of the 60's., 15 March 1999
Author: anonymous from East Dorset, Vermont

I teach a high-school Film History class and use this movie to give the students a real taste of the 60's. London is the setting for this film, and London was the THE happening place in 1968. The Art Direction is superb. Every scene gives a visual clue to the styles and sensibilities of that "mod" generation. The costumes designed by the famous Zandra Rhodes were on the cutting edge for their time. I'd kill for one of those dresses today. The plot is silly,sweet and no great shakes, but this film captures the spirit of the time better than any I've seen. I waited for 25 years for this movie to come out on video, and finally received it from my husband on our 25th wedding anniversary. I believe some scenes were cut for the video, but it still remains our all-time favorite movie, if only for the nostalgia it evokes. My students LOVE it!!

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