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Do Not Fold, Spindle or Mutilate (1971)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Mystery  |  9 November 1971 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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
Nora Denney ...
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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cute if dated
9 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was the possible inspiration for the TV movie and series that followed, "The Snoop Sisters." This cast is even more formidable than the Snoop Sisters - instead of two elderly ladies, this has four. And what a group! Helen Hayes, Mildred Natwick, Sylvia Sidney, and Myrna Loy. Poor Vincent Edwards doesn't have a chance against them. The bored ladies decide to fill out a computer dating form, using an imaginary woman, of course, and wind up with a very eager Edwards.

Computer dating has come a long way, but alas, it's still pretty easy to attract a character like Edwards. The four women are adorable and it's worth it just to have a chance to watch them in action. Hayes and Natwick went on to play elderly detectives in "The Snoop Sisters."


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