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The Girl Who Came Gift-Wrapped (1974)

A small-town beauty queen is hired, as a joke, as a "birthday present" for a magazine publisher.

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Sandy Brown / Sandy Benson
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Michael Green
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Harold
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Patti
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Stanley
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Miss Markin
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Sylvia
Michael Haynes ...
Larry
Patti Cubbison ...
Cindy
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Louise
Carol Veazie ...
Martha
Monty Margetts ...
Second Matron
Maurice Sherbanee ...
Waiter
Dave Morick ...
Barber
William E. Sands ...
Barney
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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)  »

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La chica que llego 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 »

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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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A great romantic comedy!
24 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

It's nice when romance and everything about it has a twist of humour too!That's exactly what the scriptwriter to this 1974 made-for-TV movie did and boy,did he do it well! Karen Valentine plays a small town girl who is hired by a rich playboy's friends as his "birthday present".Robert Long plays the role of the publishing tycoon,Michael Green,who has just turned 40 but refuses to admit it.His magazine boasts that it's for "the guy who has everything" but Greene find himself alone and drunk on the night of his 40th birthday.He feels alone and empty when in walks Sandy Benson in a bikini and a bow and his life is never the same again.Now if this was one of your run-of-the-mill romances and you're up at 11:00 in the night you'd think why bother?But what it is a wonderfully charming and witty comedy with 2 equally charming and witty actors who refuse to let you get bored!


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