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The Owl and the Pussycat (1970)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  3 November 1970 (USA)
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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 Owlish Felix is an unpublished writer who vents his frustration by reporting to the super that the woman in a ... See full summary »

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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 Owlish Felix is an unpublished writer who vents his frustration by reporting to the super that the woman in a neighboring flat takes the occasional payment for sex.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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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El búho y la gatita  »

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The "Mad" magazine parody of the movie published in the September 1971 (Issue #145) edition of the mag was entitled "The Foul and the Prissy Cats". See more »

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The binoculars in Doris's hand turn around between shots. See more »

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Doris: I may be a prostitute but I am NOT promiscuous!
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References Man Made Monster (1941) See more »

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Barbra goes Mod! An old-fashioned comedy 'modernized'...
24 September 2005 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

George Segal plays an uptight New York City book-clerk who hopes to be a writer but can't get anything published; after calling the landlord one night on prostitute-neighbor Barbra Streisand, he finds her on his doorstep. She tells him she's a model and an actress--her third time on TV is in front of the elevator security camera! The two lovable losers banter back and forth before falling into uncertain love, and you could say the film is either nicely devoid of major plot devices or is an exceptionally thin romantic comedy. Streisand, her Brooklynese so thick she sometimes lapses into Cockney, wears tacky, hilarious hooker-outfits, but her shrillness isn't modulated (at least not in the first act) and she can sometimes be grating. The sex-talk is dated now, and the picture looks like a relic from the late-'60s, yet it's a funny film about opposites. Although far too soft in its final scenes, this directorial debut from former-choreographer Herbert Ross changes speeds enough to keep things bubbling, even though his bumpy rhythm may put some viewers off. *** from ****


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