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Henrietta Robins works out of her home and her husband Pete drives a cab to try to support her. When Pete gets a tip from one of his fellow drivers that a deal will be made by the Americans and the Soviets over pork bellies, he decides to invest in the market, but needs to $3000 to invest. Henrietta then goes to extreme lengths to get the money by dealing with first a loan shark, then a madame, then the mob and finally cattle rustlers. All this in the name of love. Written by
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Barbra Streisand wore a short wig throughout the film to make it easier to put on the curly blonde wig later in the film. See more »
When Pete pulls Henry into the bathtub with him after the awful family dinner, it is clear that he is wearing briefs. See more »
Henrietta 'Henry' Robbins:
Hello? Hi. This is Henrietta Robbins, your cousin from Brooklyn. Hi, I hate to bother you here, but I'm desperate. See, the bomb blew the bus up and I need $7000 or else I'm gonna become a cattle rustler.
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Struggling financially, a young couple needs quick cash to invest in pork bellies, prompting the wife to concoct a series of wild schemes to raise the cash. This is basically a vehicle for Streisand to engage in some zaniness, trying to duplicate the success of "What's Up, Doc?" a couple of years earlier. Unlike the latter film, however, this one does not have a particularly inspired script. Babs tries hard, but is unable to raise the material beyond a level of mild amusement. To pay off loan sharks, she goes through a series of jobs, including prostitution (taken rather lightly), each meant to setup hilarious situations but the payoff isn't there.
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