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Do Not Fold, Spindle or Mutilate (1971)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Mystery | TV Movie 9 November 1971
Four elderly ladies with a lot of time on their hands get the idea to create a fictional "girl" for a computer dating service. However, things take a turn for the worse when their ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Sophie Tate Curtis
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Mal Weston
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Evelyn Tryon
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Shelby Saunders
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Elizabeth Gibson
John Beradino ...
Det. Hallum
Larry D. Mann ...
Police Sergeant Lutz
Barbara Davis ...
Brenda
Paul Smith ...
Cutler
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Jonas
Diane Shalet ...
Ruth Mellon
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Trudy (as Dodo Denney)
Patrecia Wynand ...
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Leonidas Ossetynski ...
Florist
John Mitchum ...
Mr. Tubbs
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Four elderly ladies with a lot of time on their hands get the idea to create a fictional "girl" for a computer dating service. However, things take a turn for the worse when their description of the "girl" attracts a psychopath. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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The little old lady from Pasadena...times four!
19 June 2016 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Helen Hayes, Myrna Loy, Mildred Natwick and Sylvia Sidney are four oldsters in a Pasadena bridge club who concoct a fictional girl for a computer dating service; they want to live vicariously through the responses their creation will receive (I guess), but instead they attract the attention of a psychopath (Vince Edwards, who talks to himself in a 'creepy' voice-over: "I'll get her some flowers...yeah, chicks dig that!"). Made-for-television mystery with a light touch attempts to balance wry character portraits with standard police detective work, with pallid results. Despite an Emmy nomination for Hayes, the female leads aren't able to create actual characters (it's just not there in the writing). Edwards, paunchy with spectacles and his hair combed down over his forehead, looks like an actor at the end of his rope. Hayes and Natwick went on to become "The Snoop Sisters" for a TV-movie and short-lived series.


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