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Sweet November (1968)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 8 February 1968 (USA)
A woman lures emotionally crippled men into affairs, then helps them repair their lives.

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Sara Deever, a kooky Brooklyn Heights girl, sublets apartments and paints in her spare time. Each month, Sara selects from her lodgers a new lover - but only on the condition that he will let their affair end when the month expires. When Charlie Blake, a box manufacturer and her lover-of-the-month, falls in love with her, he is unwilling to give her up. Sara insists, even though it is obvious that she too has fallen in love. As the month runs out, Charlie searches desperately for the key to Sara's persistence. What he discovers provides the haunting climax to this love story. Written by alfiehitchie

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The story of a girl called Sara and the key she gave to a different man each month. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Universal spent $100,000 for the rights in August 1964. See more »

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Early in the film, both characters are eating hot dogs, that go from shorter to longer, back and forth, after being partially eaten. At one point Charlie is chewing, and the hot dog and bun are clearly whole. See more »

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Charlie Blake: Oh cut it out Sara, I love you. That means past November, past winter, past all the dumb years ahead. OK?
Sara Deever: We made an agreement, you and I, we shook hands.
Charlie Blake: Sara, kids do that.
Sara Deever: A bargain is a bargain. A sacred vow and an oath. Whoever breaks that oath must give up all memories of the other. Do you want to give up your memories of me?
Charlie Blake: No, of course I don't, and I don't have to.
Sara Deever: No, no, I know, I know you don't have to, but supposing that you did.
Charlie Blake: Sara, that's silly, I'd have no control over it. I ...
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Remade as Sweet November (2001) See more »

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Sweet November
Written by Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley
Sung by Anthony Newley
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A heartfelt romance
15 December 2001 | by (NW) – See all my reviews

This film has so much heart. Charlie Blake is transformed from inside out into a lovable man by the eccentric and kookie Sara Deever. He learns life isn't about boxes 4 sides and dull His habits are conquered as he learns not to race thru like "hurry, hurry ding, ding". Sara is the woman of the future taking on her projects (men) each month another. All to forget what might be her sadest secret. There is a beautiful poem to the film with the same title and it is the closing song as well. I found this little gem of a film on the telly one night several years ago when I could no longer sleep. It is rather simple, unique and quippy. If you have a chance to catch it, it will be worth your while!


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