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Star Spangled Girl (1971)

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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Amy Cooper
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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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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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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 »

Quotes

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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References Flipper (1963) See more »

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Girl
Written by Charles Fox & Norman Gimbel
Performed by Davy Jones
recording supervised by Jackie Mills
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See Star Spangled Girl and laugh your head off!
27 July 2006 | by (Baton Rouge, LA) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie on DVD after seeing a Living In TV Land on tape that featured Davy Jones knowing that his song,"Girl", would be in this movie after reading the other comments on this film. (Personal note: I saw Jones on stage at the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, FL , where he performed this song in The Real Live Brady Bunch which enacted the episode that had Marcia trying to get him to her prom.) Based on a Neil Simon play adapted by Arnold Margolin and Jim Parker, Star Spangled Girl comes through fast and furious with the wisecracks that makes us forgive the initial annoyingness of the lead characters played by Sandy Duncan, Tony Roberts, and especially Todd Susman in a role completely different from Officer Shifflet on Newhart. Jerry Paris' direction times everything with a sledgehammer that hits more than misses occasionally slowing down so we can take a breath. If you're a fan of all of the above players as well as composer Charles Fox, what are you waiting for? By all means, seek this one out! By the way, Susman would later be the voice of the Greyhound dog on TV and radio. In case anyone didn't notice, Duncan rides Greyhound buses in the movie.


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