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Star Spangled Girl (1971)

 -  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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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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The film was made and released about five years after its source play of the same name by Neil Simon was first performed in 1966. The original Broadway production of "Star Spangled Girl" opened at the Plymouth Theater on 21st December 1966 and ran for 261 performances until 5th August 1967. It starred Connie Stevens, Anthony Perkins and Richard Benjamin. The theater marquee for the production can be seen during the opening titles of TV series That Girl (1966). The play's setting is described in its intro as being "A duplex studio apartment in San Francisco". See more »

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Andy Hobart: You see this?
Amy Cooper: I see it.
Andy Hobart: Knowing your miniscule frame of reference, let me tell you that it is not a dead chicken on a stick. It's a feather duster. By that I do not mean that you dust feathers with it. You hold it at this end you flick it against the furniture, thus dusting it. Think you can do that?
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Girl
Written by Charles Fox & Norman Gimbel
Performed by Davy Jones
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Film-length episode of Love, American Style
26 September 2003 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Why is it that bad movies are often so much more fun to watch than good films? Case in point; "Star Spangled Girl" based on what was at the time Neil Simon's only flop Broadway comedy.

For my money, the film gets off to a rowsingly campy start by having Davy Jones sing the title song "Girl" (made famous by that well known Brady Bunch episode) over the opening credits. We then are introduced to perky and well-built Sandy Duncan who plays an Olympic swimming hopeful who moves into a Los Angeles apartment complex next door to two wacky writers of an underground newspaper. The most annoying of the two; Todd Susman (he's like that awful guy in your high school drama class who always thought he was cuter and funnier than he really was) falls for Duncan in that kooky sitcom way, while his partner Tony Roberts tries to get him to focus on his work.

Everything about this film just screams "TV movie" and really plays like a full-length version of a "Love, American Style" episode (helped by the fact that the score for both was composed by Charles Fox).

Stagy and talky, the film nevertheless has a lot of pep and good spirit. Duncan is cute, Roberts has great comic delivery and Susman is, well...annoying.


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