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Such Good Friends (1971)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  14 October 1972 (Japan)
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While awaiting the outcome of her husband's surgery, Julie Messinger discovers he has been having affairs.

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Julie
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Cal
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Marcy
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Kalman
Sam Levene ...
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Barney
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Dr. Mahler
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Doria
Michael Giordano III ...
Matthew
Oscar Grossman ...
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Molly
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Julie Messinger has it made. She is a New York housewife whose husband, Richard, is an editor for a prominent photography magazine. They have a small circle of friends, including well-meaning, but inept Dr. Timothy Spector, photographer Cal Whiting and Cal's live-in girlfriend Miranda. Julie's mother spends her days getting pedicures and manicures, applying make-up and fake eye-lashes and buying expensive clothes, all the while criticizing her daughter for her looks and behavior. When Richard goes into the hospital for a minor mole-removal surgery, Julie gets more than she bargained for. Richard suffers from complications and goes into a coma, supposedly caused by a rare surgical factor, and she gathers friends and family together, culminating in a hilarious "quasi-cocktail-party" scene in the blood donation center of the hospital. While dealing with red tape, hospital bureaucracy and clueless doctors, Julie discovers her husband's "little black book," which contains the names of her ... Written by thustlebird

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The little black book that became a national bestseller.

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Preminger was signed in a seven-picture deal with Paramount (perhaps the most lucrative director/studio contract up until that time). The deal fizzled directly after this movie's release. This was the fourth picture in that deal. See more »

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Pedicurist: The feet are very underrated. People never pay much attention to their feet. I think it's very important to keep them in tip-top shape.
Richard Messinger: [Julie Messinger dreams her husband] I didn't want to tell you this... I don't know quite how but... honey, I strayed because you have lousy feet!
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In the film's opening, three red-colored "legs-crossed icons" (the trademark that Saul Bass created for the film, as seen on the poster) converge on a blank screen to form one whole icon. The title appears and then below the title, it reads "AN OTTO PREMINGER FILM". Cast and crew are credited in the closing, but nowhere else. Preminger was the only one credited in the opening. See more »

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Suddenly It's All Tomorrow
Sung by O.C. Smith
Music by Thomas Z. Shepard
Lyrics by Robert Brittan
Orchestrations by Hershy Kay
Sitar by Collin Walcott
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A not worth watching film by acclaimed director Otto Preminger.
18 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

It has only a couple of scenes that you'll remember and the plot is too slow. Otto Preminger may have done a good work with the actors in this film but this is not enough.

Even though it has no ambition either so ...


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