Star Spangled Girl (1971)

G  |   |  Comedy  |  22 December 1971 (USA)
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A pair of 60's hippies fall in love with the girl next door, who is exactly the kind of square that they are fighting against.


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Complete credited cast:
Amy Cooper
Andy Hobart
Norman Cornell
Elizabeth Allen ...
Art Lewis ...
Mr. Karlson (as Artie Lewis)
Allen Jung ...
Helen Kleeb ...
YWCA Receptionist
Cowboy on Bus
Gordon Bosserman ...
Karlson's Boy
Jim Conners ...
Karlson's Boy
Peter Hobbs ...
Man in Car


A pair of 60's hippies fall in love with the girl next door, who is exactly the kind of square that they are fighting against.

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I may be provincial and old-fashioned. I may believe in a lot of dead things like patriotism and the Constitution, and I like apple pie, because that's the dumb way I was brought up, and that's the dumb way I feel! See more »








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This was the only ever Neil Simon written feature film directed by Jerry Paris though Paris did direct some episodes of Simon created TV series The Odd Couple (1970) and Barefoot in the Park (1970). See more »


Norman Cornell: As they took me away in the patrol car I heard her screaming "I hate you, I loathe you and I despise you! Hate, hate, hate, loathe, despise and hate!". So I figured the best thing to do is forget about her.
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »


Written by Charles Fox & Norman Gimbel
Performed by Davy Jones
recording supervised by Jackie Mills
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10 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While the review posted here is written well, it misses 3 important points:

1. The original play WAS about New Yorkers living in New York, which is why it was a success on Broadway. 2. When Hollywood bought the rights, they wanted to set it in California, which was just plain dumb. 3. Simon was *not* included in the screenplay re-write, and said in an interview that he was not happy with the movie.

Hence, it is quite the mistake to criticize Simon for applying NY culture to a California setting, since he actually had nothing to do with the movie.

This has always been the problem with Hollywood works based on Broadway productions, when they leave out the original creators. This was more of a 1960s and 1970s phenomenon, however. (Big disasters were Mame, The Wiz, Godspell, etc.) In the 40s and 50s, productions held truer - although the casting usually sucked - and the 80s and 90s began to keep the mission a little clearer. And, casting choices have been much better, as can be seen with things like Driving Miss Daisy, all the Beth Henley plays, somewhat Steel Magnolias, and the new treatments of Chicago or Dreamgirls; but there were some poor casting choices in Hairspray and the later Neil Simon works.

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