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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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Details

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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Trivia

Producer Ross Hunter originally announced this in 1961 as a vehicle which he hoped to cast with David Niven, Nancy Kwan and Claudette Colbert. 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: No, no, Mr. Wright. Even thought I am half-French, when a perfect stranger tells you that his interest in you is purely physical... Mon dieu!
Eugene: Yeah, but you didn't let me finish. I'd like you to come over to my place tomorrow at 2 o'clock. Ten dollars an hour.
Chantal: [slaps him]
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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

If A Man Answers
Music and Lyrics by Bobby Darin
Performed by Bobby Darin
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A delightfully funny movie
1 March 2003 | by KYWESSee all my reviews

Some people seem to have to trash any movie as if that's being a critic. This is a very fun movie to watch. Chantal's (Sandra Dee) marriage has become ho hum and her husband seems to be more interested in work, with models no less, then his new wife so Chantal sets out to renew the spark their relationship once had but she finds no success. Then her mother suggests a book on training a dog to her. At first Chantal is repulsed but having no success any other way why not give it a try. The result is a madcap, whirlwind comedy from the good old days with the tables being turned on Chantal and her mother. This movie isn't on video but if it ever airs on TV again don't miss it! You'll enjoy being entertained and won't even miss the shock content directors add these days. The movie is a film of the play by the same name. Don't miss it and don't let jaded psuedo-critics dissuade you from watching this fun movie with more then one insightful point to ponder.


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