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The Opposite Sex (1956) Poster

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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 this movie. 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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In the scene where Kay slaps Crystal, June Allyson was told Joan Collins would pull back before impact and Joan was told June would not strike her. However, contact was made and the impact was so hard that Joan's earrings flew off. Joan refused to speak to June for several days afterward because she believed the contact to be intentional.
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Remake of the non-musical movie The Women (1939) 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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This movie marked Charlotte Greenwood's last feature film appearance of thirty-three since 1915.
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A rare movie performance in which Ann Miller does not sing or dance.
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Jo Ann Greer provided 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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Although all the singing was intended for June Allyson, Dolores Gray performed the title song over the main credits.
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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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Alice Pearce (Olga) created the role of nosy Gladys Kravitz on Bewitched (1964). 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 Manager in this movie, appeared in such movies as That Darn Cat! (1965) and Other People's Money (1991).
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On the one-sheet poster, Joan Collins' backside was also used for the 4 other actresses, June Allyson, Ann Sheridan, Dolores Gray, and Ann Miller, whose heads were rather haphazardly attached afterwards. June Allyson's image suffers the most from this unfortunate procedure by the re-touching department.
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Jim Backus, who performed as the psychiatrist in the musical number with Dick Shawn, was also the voice of Mister Magoo (1960), even using his Mr. Magoo voice on the line: "All this when you were ten or under?" In 1997, Leslie Nielsen, who played the husband of June Allyson, played Mr. Magoo in a live-action version of the Mr. Magoo cartoons.
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The exterior set of a backsage alleyway (where June Allyson and Leslie Nielsen confront one another about his affair with Joan Collins) was also used the following year for the climactic fight scene in Designing Woman, co-starring Gregory Peck and Lauren Bacall.
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The character of gossip columnist Dolly de Haven is clearly "inspired" by real life Hollywood gossip queen Hedda Hopper.
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The three Reno divorcees drive into the country in a 1956 Lincoln convertible.
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Grace Kelly, Esther Williams, and Eleanor Parker were all considered for the role of Kay Hilliard.
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Among the differences between this remake and both the play and previous movie version: In the original storyline, the singing cowboy character Buck Winston ends up marrying the Countesss. Here, he ends up with Mrs. Fowler.
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MGM had tried to cast a major name to play the Countess. Marion Davies, Marlene Dietrich, and Miriam Hopkins all turned it down. Agnes Moorehead eventually got the role.
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The address of Sydney's, 830 Fifth Avenue, New York, is in real life, the address of the historic Central Park Arsenal.
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Final film of actress Dee Turnell.
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