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If a Man Answers (1962)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 10 October 1962 (USA)
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.


Henry Levin


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




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


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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Comedy | Romance


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


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 »


Chantal: Don't you two ever sleep?
John Stacy: Speaking for myself, I haven't had a decent night's sleep since you turned 15. Charlotte, haven't you ever thought of marriage?
Chantal: Mmhm. It's fine, I guess, for older people.
John Stacy: I see. Well, maybe you should continue your education, at some nice girls' school.
Chantal: But father, I'm learning dentistry from Richard, law from Howard, and business administration from Tom. Keeping my dates talking, like Mama suggested, has given me quite a liberal education.
Germaine Stacy: What did you learn tonight?
Chantal: Mama,...
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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 »


References Flower Drum Song (1961) See more »


A True, True Love
Music and Lyrics by Bobby Darin
Performed by Bobby Darin
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9 November 2004 | by bizatchgirlSee all my reviews

It has been long in coming but the movie is now out on DVD. I had found it before on VHS on ebay but it was going for $15 +. It looks like it's about $12 on DVD! I was lucky enough to have this recommended by a friend and watched her copy. I have looked through movie stores and even had one of the video rental stores order something with a similar title that turned out to be a B horror flick. Luckily they just put it on the shelf and didn't make me buy it. I can't wait to get the DVD and watch it again. I'm sure I've forgotten just how funny it is since I haven't seen it in about 8 years. They just don't make movies like this anymore. Sweet, wholesome fun.

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English | French

Release Date:

10 October 1962 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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