Can a bickering odd couple in Manhattan become friends and maybe more? Owlish Felix is an unpublished writer who vents his frustration by reporting to the super that the woman in a neighboring flat takes the occasional payment for sex. She's Doris, more wildcat than pussycat, and when Felix's peeping-tom-tattle-tale routine gets her bounced from her apartment, she knocks at his door at 3 AM, aggressive and ticked off. They yell, lose another apartment, and pick up where they left off in a friend's flat and beyond. Dancing by the light of the moon seems unlikely for this owl and pussycat. Written by
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Did You Know?
A scene was shot where actress Barbra Streisand
was seen topless. Streisand agreed on two conditions that (1) Only co-star George Segal
would also be on set and (2) She had the right to withdraw the shot(s) from the picture if she wished. Streisand did later kill the topless footage stating that "I looked at the film and I felt it was much too real. It was meant to be a modern sexual comedy and the reality hurt the comedy. I decided I would never do it again". 'Time' Magazine reported: "Faced with her first nude scene, the star of The Owl and the Pussycat
(1970) got cold feet. "Herbie, I can't," she told her director. 'I've got goose bumps and they'll show.' While Director Herb Ross coaxed the reluctant nymph, George Segal
, who was waiting for her in bed, took a nap. Finally Barbra Streisand
tossed off her robe and glided across the set. "Cut and print!" shouted Ross. "Beautiful!" Perfectionist Streisand demanded a retake". See more
At the very beginning, Doris huddles in a doorway to get out of the rain. As a bus pulls up to the kerb, she starts to walk towards it, but in the next tighter shot Doris still in the doorway. The next shot, back on the street, Doris is already on her way towards the bus. See more
[to Felix through the door
Swear! Swear that you are just a little fruit all alone in the hall.
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