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That Kind of Woman (1959)

In 1944, on a Miami to New York train, two paratroopers on furlough meet and fall in love with two 'kept women' who are on their way to meet their 'sugar-daddies'.

Director:

Sidney Lumet

Writers:

Robert Lowry (story), Walter Bernstein (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sophia Loren ... Kay
Tab Hunter ... Red
Jack Warden ... George Kelly
Barbara Nichols ... Jane
Keenan Wynn ... Harry Corwin
George Sanders ... A.L.
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Storyline

In June 1944, Kay and Jane travel on an overnight train from Miami to New York, accompanied by Harry. Kay is the mistress of "The Man", a rich industrialist, whom they are to meet so that they can help entertain an important general. Red, a young paratrooper on leave, picks up Kay in the club car, while his buddy Kelly goes off with Jane. Kay assumes she will not see Red again, but Jane gives Kelly their New York address. Kay is smitten with Red as they spend the day in New York, and Red invites her to meet him on the evening train to visit his family. Written by Will Gilbert

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He knew what she was - but he wanted her anyway.

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Drama | Romance | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1959 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Feminine Touch See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was Tab Hunter's favorite of all the films in which he starred. See more »

Goofs

It is stipulated that the movie takes place in June 1944. Barbara Nichols mentions that she hasn't heard from her Marine boyfriend in months because "he's busy on Iwo Jima." The invasion of Iwo Jima started in February of 1945. See more »

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Soundtracks

I'm In The Mood for Love
Music by Jimmy McHugh and lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Played when they dance on the railroad car and heard as a theme later in the movie
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That Kind of Woman is a 10!!
1 March 2005 | by angelsunchainedSee all my reviews

Outstanding 50s love story. I saw this film about 30 years ago as part of a double feature at the Cameo Theater (now the Crowbar nightclub) on Washington Avenue and 14th Street, South Beach. Tab Hunter is at his prime. Tall, well-built, handsome, and blond; the All-American boy. Playing a paratrooper named Red, he and his Sergeant (Jack Warden in his typical outstanding performance) meet two women on a train. Sophia Loren and Barbara Nicolas are the "ladies of the night", with whom they all found love in the big city. If you like Tab Hunter, and want to see the lovely and shapely Sophia, this film is a must-see. A rainy night delight. 10 out of 10.


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