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To Find a Man -- The platonic friendship between two high school youths is explored through the attempts to get the girl an abortion. Her young male friend offers his support and tries to find her a doctor. She is grateful, but has trouble in expressing her thanks. At times funny, at other times touching, this is a refreshing, uncommon look at teenage friendship.


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Arnold Schulman (screenplay)
S.J. Wilson (novel)
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Release Date:
26 January 1973 (Finland) See more »
He went looking for a man for her. And found himself. See more »
The platonic friendship between two high school youths is explored through the attempts to get the girl an abortion... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Pamela Sue Martin ... Rosalind McCarthy (as Pamela Martin)
Darren O'Connor ... Andy Elliott Morrison

Lloyd Bridges ... Frank McCarthy
Phyllis Newman ... Betty McCarthy

Tom Ewell ... Dr. Hargrove

Tom Bosley ... Dr. Katchaturian
Miles Chapin ... Pete
Schell Rasten ... Rick
Antonia Rey ... Modesta
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vicki Sue Robinson
Susan Tully ... Rosalind's Friend

Directed by
Buzz Kulik 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Arnold Schulman  screenplay
S.J. Wilson  novel

Produced by
Mort Abrahams .... executive producer
Irving Pincus .... producer
Peter L. Skolnik .... assistant producer
Ray Stark .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
David Shire 
Cinematography by
Andrew Laszlo 
Film Editing by
Rita Roland 
Production Design by
Peter Dohanos 
Set Decoration by
Alan Hicks 
Costume Design by
Ruth Morley 
Makeup Department
Robert Laden .... makeup artist (as Bob Laden)
Production Management
Phillip M. Goldfarb .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Edward Folger .... first assistant director
Music Department
Tommy Tedesco .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Other crew
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer

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Also Known As:
"Sex and the Teenager" - USA (video title)
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90 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:18 (original rating) | USA:GP

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Poignant Coming-of-Age Comedy-Drama, 24 January 2005
Author: herb_at_qedi from New York, NY

The two teens, Pamela Sue Martin and Darren O'Conner, are the stars, and they give as realistic a portrayal of two teenagers in a dilemma that many have had to face countless times before them, but they don't know that. Ms. Martin is perfect as the teenage girl who despite her intelligence, never thinks before she acts in matters of love.

As for matters of honor, she knows she using O'Conner because he has a pubescent crush on her, and she's neither milking it for all its worth nor shying away from accepting his misguided but genuine kindness. For O'Conner's part, he really knows Martin's not going to stick with him after he helps her solve his problem, but the dignity with which he handles the entire situation is nothing short of masterful in his own perfectly awkward way. Lloyd Bridges and Phyllis Newman are marvelous as the clueless parents and Tom Ewell is surprisingly effective in a non-humorous role. This one is well worth seeing.

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