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If a Man Answers (1962)

Rich socialite Chantal marries Eugene, a photographer, and everything seems blissful until her envious friend attempts to break them up. In desperation, she turns to her mother, but the advice she receives may do more harm than good.

Director:

Henry Levin

Writers:

Richard Morris (screenplay by), Winifred Wolfe (from the novel by)
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Dee ... Chantal Stacy
Bobby Darin ... Eugene Wright
Micheline Presle ... Germaine Stacy
John Lund ... John Stacy
Cesar Romero ... Robert Swan / Adam Wright
Stefanie Powers ... Tina
Christopher Knight Christopher Knight ... Richard
Ted Thorpe Ted Thorpe ... Florist
Roger Bacon Roger Bacon ... Messenger
John Bleifer John Bleifer ... Mr. Riordan, Tobacconist
Pamela Searle ... Model
Warrene Ott Warrene Ott ... Rita
Dani Lynn Dani Lynn ... Bunny
Charlene Holt ... Lisa, Model
Gloria Camacho Gloria Camacho ... Model
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Storyline

Rich socialite, Sandra Dee meets and marries photographer Bobby Darin and attempts to "train" him to be the perfect husband. Look for a very young Stephanie Powers as the devious friend . Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

10 October 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Una esposa para dos See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

At one point, producer Ross Hunter mentioned Tammy Grimes for the role played by Sandra Dee. See more »

Goofs

As Sandra prepares to arise from bed, she holds the sheet to her bosom; immediate next shot, a close-up on Bobby, her hand is on his shoulder; quick back to her, she is again (still) holding the sheet to her bosom. See more »

Quotes

Chantal: He's your idea, you dreamed him up, you make him go away!
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Crazy Credits

The film ends with the French word "Finis" displayed on the screen, and after a slight pause, the words "We hardly think so." appear. See more »

Connections

References Flower Drum Song (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

A True, True Love
Music and Lyrics by Bobby Darin
Performed by Bobby Darin
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User Reviews

 
The haters need to lighten up
4 November 2007 | by TCall2004See all my reviews

And this comes from a lifelong feminist.

I saw this film on TV back in 1973, along with "That Funny Feeling". I have just bought both movies on DVD.

They're both cute movies made in the early 1960s. I take them for what they are. They're funny, sweet flicks that leave something to the imagination.

I liked Chantal's mother....yes, an attractive woman over 40. How often do you see that today in youth-obsessed Hollywood? Everyone dressed age-appropriately and not a pair of fake breasts to be seen!

Sandra looked lovely, as always.

There are too many things in this world these days to get bent out of shape about - this movie is not one of them.


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