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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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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Trivia

This was Jack Lemmon's second feature film, and his second time being paired on screen opposite Judy Holliday. They were first cast together in It Should Happen To You, Lemmon's first film. See more »

Goofs

When Nina and Rick are leaving Nina's Mother's apartment which is on Park Avenue in New York City, there is no median in the center of Park Avenue which separates the uptown and downtown traffic. See more »

Quotes

Nina Tracey née Chapman: [laughing at Bob, while mocking his appearance] If you knew what you looked like in that silly vest and that mustache. You look like a gigolo! You don't even look like a gigolo, you look like Groucho Marx!
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Featured in The Lady with the Torch (1999) See more »

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Just how many F's are in this title?
1 March 2014 | by jarrodmcdonald-1See all my reviews

Don't you love it when the title of a film has no vowels? And when it has an exclamation mark, too! It makes pronouncing it even more fun. Never mind spelling it correctly. (And I am usually a decent speller.)

At any rate, Judy Holliday (whose last name I finally learned how to spell) enjoys an easy chemistry with costar Jack Lemmon in this film. She may very well be one of the zaniest comediennes ever. Her expressions, the way she uses her voice, and the mambo dance number where she contorts her body-- make watching this movie almost illegal. Add Kim Novak to the mix as a light-headed chick that Lemmon dates on the rebound from Holliday and you have a criminally good time.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

10 November 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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