Forty-two year old famed composer/playwright George Webber is going through a midlife crisis. He is seriously dating thirty-eight year old actress/singer Samantha Taylor, who he loves, although he admits their connection is more intellectual than it is emotional. She, in turn, loves him, despite barely tolerating his often infantile behavior. This behavior includes spying on a neighbor's sexual encounters with a wide array of women, this spying about which the neighbor knows, as he does it himself. Driving one day, George spots a young woman who he believes is the most beautiful creature he's ever seen - an "eleven" on a scale of ten, tens which he didn't believe existed before her. Beyond the fact that she is probably half his age, a problem with George's infatuation is that she is just off to her own wedding. George and Sam's relationship takes a hit with an argument which is further exacerbated by a series of misunderstandings. As such, George decides to pursue the woman of his ... Written by
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water... (UK one-sheet)
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played the lead role of George early on, filming on location in Mexico. When the film company returned to the MGM Studios, Segal learned that Blake Edwards
had inserted a 'television musical commercial' sequence for Julie Andrews
, to sing and dance. The feature's interior sets were under construction, being painted, finished, and dressed on the MGM sound stages. Miriam Nelson
was rehearsing the choreographed segment with Andrews and male dancers. Declaring that Edwards was using his film to revive Andrews' career by riding on his coat tails, Segal walked off the film. Edwards immediately hired Dudley Moore
, shutting down the production until Moore could start, and filming continued. However, Segal is still the actor who appears in the scenes set in Mexico. These segments were never re-shot, but were used in the final film. The 'television commercial musical' production scene was broadened and re-staged at the Pasadena Civic Theater stage, utilized stage scenery rented from the Dallas Civic Light Opera Association. See more
The level of George's brandy when he is drinking at the bar. He tosses it back and the drink is very nearly gone but when he smiles at the blonde sitting to his right there's more in the glass. See more
By what name are you known, sir?
Donald. Don, to my friends and paying customers.
In that case, I'll have another double Don. Double Don, God, that's going to be difficult to say by the shank of the evening. Better make that one a single.
When the credits of the cast begins to scroll up and out of the iris of the telescope's view to George and Samantha's inside penthouse, only the members of the cast are seen and not their characters they played. See more
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He Pleases Me
Music by by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Robert Wells
Sung by Julie Andrews See more