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The Chapman Report (1962)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 5 October 1962 (USA)
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Based on the best-selling novel by Irving Wallace that was inspired by the Kinsey Report on the sexual mores of suburban women, the film follows the personal (read sexual) lives of four ... See full summary »

Director:

George Cukor

Writers:

Wyatt Cooper (screenplay), Don Mankiewicz (screenplay) (as Don M. Mankiewicz) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ... Paul Radford
Shelley Winters ... Sarah Garnell
Jane Fonda ... Kathleen Barclay
Claire Bloom ... Naomi Shields
Glynis Johns ... Teresa Harnish
Ray Danton ... Fred Linden
Ty Hardin ... Ed Kraski
Andrew Duggan ... Dr. George C. Chapman
John Dehner ... Geoffrey Harnish
Harold J. Stone ... Frank Garnell
Corey Allen ... Wash Dillon
Jennifer Howard ... Grace Waterton
Cloris Leachman ... Miss Selby
Chad Everett ... Bob Jensen
Henry Daniell ... Dr. Jonas
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Based on the best-selling novel by Irving Wallace that was inspired by the Kinsey Report on the sexual mores of suburban women, the film follows the personal (read sexual) lives of four women (Claire Bloom, Jane Fonda, Shelley Winters and Glynis Johns) with four separate sexual hangups, ranging from frigidity to nymphomania. Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. plays a researcher who becomes entangled with Fonda, the young woman suffering from emotional frigidity. Written by alfiehitchie

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The personal story behind a sex survey ... from the controversial best selling novel.

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Drama | Romance

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The four women wear the same color outfits throughout the film: the "good" girls, Fonda and Johns, wear white, while the "bad" girls, Bloom and Winters, wear black. See more »

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On the beach when Glynis Johns is using a tape recorder while on an orange blanket, she gets very frustrated by Ty Hardin's beach football fellow rowdies that she gets up and moves. Next camera break she is using a yellow blanket. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. George C. Chapman: Section four, Column one, Question.
Paul Radford: Ten per cent of the married women were strongly aroused, twenty-seven per cent, somewhat; and Sixty-three per cent, not at all.
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Featured in Women He's Undressed (2015) See more »

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We're in the Money
Lyrics (unused) by Al Dubin
Music by Harry Warren
Played by calliope at the amusement park
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Directed by George Cukor
21 December 2011 | by arsportsltdSee all my reviews

Daryl Zanuck and his son Richard Zanuck left 20th Century Fox and produced this film at Warner Bros. For the elder Zanuck it was a return to the studio he gained fame under Jack L. Warner.

I read that the Zanuck's cast the female leads while the film was in development at 20th Century Fox. Cast are Jane Fonda, Claire Bloom, Glynis Johns, and Shelley Winters the film is an adult expose of the morals of the 4 women the aforementioned stars portray. Lifting the film from the "B" Category is the fact legendary director George Cukor directed this film and Cukor's style and emphasis on Art Direction are obvious. George Cukor cast Warner Bros. stars Ty Hardin, Efrem Zimbalist Jr, and Ray Danton to be the male leads; Chad Everett has a small role. George Cukor is said to have been overwhelmed with Ty Hardin and threw much of the picture to that Warner Bros. star. Of all the players both male and female, it is Mr.Hardin who is presented most scantily clad. For an early 60's film Ty Hardin is showcased in brief bathing suit. Ms. Fonda known for her intelligent performances shines in this film, and I never recalled Glynis Johns-she of the unique voice-to be very attractive but in this film Ms. Johns is drop dead gorgeous. Glynis Johns scenes with Ty Hardin are the best in the film. George Cukor would remain at Warner Bros and direct My Fair Lady and win that long sought Oscar.

PS For all of Cukor's direction of Ty Hardin, the Men never worked together after this film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1962 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.66 : 1
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