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The Opposite Sex (1956) Poster

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When June Allyson slaps Joan Collins, June was told Joan would pull back before impact and Joan was told June would not strike her. The connection was made and we see a slap so hard, Joan's earrings fly off her ears. Joan would not speak to June for several days believing it was intentional.
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Although the second Mrs. Dick Powell [Joan Blondell] was no fan of the third Mrs. Powell [June Allyson], she asked her daughter (and Allyson's stepdaughter) Ellen Powell to speak to Allyson about a role in the film. It was Blondell's return to movies after a five-year absence, and despite the rather difficult history involving the two Mrs. Powells, all went reasonably smoothly.
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Remake of the 1939 non-musical film "The Women" starring Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, and Rosalind Russell. Crawford actually commented on this remake by saying, 'It's ridiculous. Norma and I might not ever have been bosom buddies, but we towered compared to those pygmies in the remake.
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The picture marked Charlotte Greenwood's last feature-film appearance of 33 since 1915.
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Alice Pearce, who plays gossipy manicurist Olga, would later create the role of nosy Gladys Kravitz on TV's "Bewitched". She played the role until her death, when she was replaced with another actress.
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Dean Jones, who play the uncredited role of Assistant Stage Mngr. in the film, would later star in such films as "That Darn Cat!" and "Other People's Money."
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Harry James, famous big-band leader married at one time to Betty Grable appears as himself in the "Young man with a horn" number.
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Although all the singing was intended for June Allyson, Dolores Gray performed the title song over the main credits.
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Jo Ann Greer provides the singing voice for June Allyson on the ballad "A Perfect Love," possibly the only time in Allyson's career that she was ever dubbed.
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A rare film performance in which Ann Miller does not sing or dance.
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Jim Backus, who performs as the psychiatrist in the musical number with Dick Shawn, was also the voice of Mr. Magoo -even using his Mr. Magoo voice on the line: "All this when were ten or under?" Years later, Leslie Nieisen, who plays husband of Allyson would play Mr. Magoo in alive action version of the Mr. Magoo cartoons.
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