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Phffft (1954)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 10 November 1954 (USA)
While pursing new companions, a former married couple keep running into one another all over town.

Director:

Mark Robson

Writer:

George Axelrod (story & screen play)
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Judy Holliday ... Nina Tracey
Jack Lemmon ... Robert Tracey
Jack Carson ... Charlie Nelson
Kim Novak ... Janis
Luella Gear ... Edith Chapman
Donald Randolph Donald Randolph ... Dr. Van Kessel
Donald Curtis ... Rick Vidal
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Storyline

After eight years of marriage, Robert and Nina divorce. He takes up with his womanising Navy buddy Charlie Nelson while she looks to her interfering mother for guidance. Both start dating other people, but although they try and ignore each other whenever they accidentally meet, it is obvious the past is not dead. Then one night they find themselves in a nightclub doing the mambo together. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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S-s-s-o-o-o ph-f-f-funne-e-e! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Included among the American Film Institute's 2000 list of the 500 movies nominated for the Top 100 Funniest American Movies. See more »

Goofs

Walter Winchell's column spells the characters' last name Tracey, but doors at Robert's law firm spell it Tracy. Neither spelling is established anywhere else in the film, but they can't both be right. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Nelson: A mustache is a very important thing. That's part of the famous Charlie Nelson theory in the efficacy of face hair in dealing with the opposite sex.
Robert Tracey: [Slightly taken aback] What?
Charlie Nelson: Always remember this: dames become unpredictable when faced with a mustache. It both arouses, and angers them, because... being as it is a symbol of masculinity, they feel drawn toward it.
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Featured in The Lady with the Torch (1999) See more »

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This one is easily my favorite Judy Holliday film
2 November 2011 | by nomoons11See all my reviews

You wanna know why? Cause she doesn't play Judy Holliday.

Normally of all the Holliday films that get bounced around as great, Born Yesterday and It Should Happen to You are usually what gets mentioned. This one, to me, is her best. She actually plays a character that's not the dumb ditzy blonde. There's no trace of the Born Yesterday character in this. I loved it.

There doesn't have to be a whole lot mentioned about Jack Lemmon because...well...he's just great in just about anything he does. This one is no exception. The chemistry between these 2 is pretty amazing. I'm a little surprised they didn't do more films together.

Watch this on a rainy day with an ice cold glass of milk and a box of doughnuts. It's one of those films you'll fall into on the couch and smile when the credits role.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

10 November 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Phffft See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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