The Girl Who Came Gift-Wrapped (1974)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy  |  29 January 1974 (USA)
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A small-town beauty queen is hired, as a joke, as a "birthday present" for a magazine publisher.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandy Brown / Sandy Benson
Michael Green
Miss Markin
Michael Haynes ...
Patti Cubbison ...
Carol Veazie ...
Monty Margetts ...
Second Matron
Maurice Sherbanee ...
Dave Morick ...
William E. Sands ...


So how can a swinging bachelor learn a lesson about love? As magazine publisher Michael Green celebrates his big 4-0, he finds a bikini-clad Sandy Benson wrapped in a big bow as a birthday present supposedly courtesy of his drinking buddies. After trading barbs with the former beauty pageant winner, they find they have an attraction of sorts and she sticks around. Romance abounds as this country girl goes looking for romance in the big city in a typical television romantic comedy fashion. Written by laird-3

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29 January 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La chica que vino en un paquete de regalo  »

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The film's conclusion is set in Kenosha, Wisconsin, but mountains are clearly seen in the distant background. See more »


Michael Green: I have this phobia about getting to be 40. I don't know. When you're in your twenties, everybody says "boy genius!" And then when you're in your thirties, "Ah, yes! Young man on the way up!" You get to be forty... zip. Nothin'. No more adjectives. Just a man.
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She's from Kenosha........
1 July 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

........., my home town, and that's why I sought this made-for-TV film out. I heard one of the writers was a pal of Daniel J. Travanty (who's also from Kenosha), and thereby the in-joke, where Karen Valentine's character has the line "The whole world's working on a new morality, and in Kenosha, they still refer to Ingrid Bergman as 'that woman'". Just a cute, forgotten little opus which serves to mark the next-to-last film of Richard Long's career.

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