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Two Is a Happy Number (1972)

One Is a Lonely Number (original title)
PG | | Drama | 18 August 1972 (Ireland)
A young woman has difficulty understanding why her husband walks out on her. Alone for the first time, she finds life difficult to cope with and for a time lives with the hope that her ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Amy Brower
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Howard Carpenter
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Gert Meredith
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Joseph Provo
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Madge Frazier
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Sherman Cooke (as Jonathan Lippe)
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James Brower
Scott Beach ...
Frawley King (as A. Scott Beach)
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Earl of Kent (as Joseph Spano)
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A young woman has difficulty understanding why her husband walks out on her. Alone for the first time, she finds life difficult to cope with and for a time lives with the hope that her husband will come back to her. After uncovering disturbing new information about her husbands infidelity, she finally comes to realize her marriage is truly over. And it is only then that she discovers what is truly important in life. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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When your husband walks out, there are three things you gotta do... get a job, get a lawyer, and get a man.

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Two Is a Happy Number  »

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Kathleen Quinlan's film debut. See more »

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Le Soleil, la Mer et les Bateaux
Music by Michel Legrand
Lyrics by Jean Drejac
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A surprisingly enjoyable, obscure film
6 September 2004 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

This movie came under the radar for me - I had never heard of it. Turner Classic Movies gave me the chance, as usual, to experience a film I would probably have never watched, otherwise.

"One" is a wonderful period piece, with great acting, and a simple but engaging plot.

Granted, Janet Leigh's crude supporting character is a bit grating - the humor is jarring - but everyone else is cast perfectly.

The San Francisco locale is used effectively, but sparingly.

Interestingly, director Stuart also directed "Willy Wonka" the year before; he certainly knew how to work with actors.


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