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Love with the Proper Stranger (1963)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 25 December 1963 (USA)
Angie Rossini is an innocent Italian Catholic Macy's salesgirl, who discovers she's pregnant from a fling with Rocky, a musician. Angie finds Rocky (who doesn't remember her at first) to ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Angie Rossini
... Rocky Papasano
... Barbie
... Dominick Rossini
Anne Hegira ... Beetie
... Julio Rossini
Mario Badolati ... Elio Papasano
Penny Santon ... Mama Rossini
Elena Karam ... The Woman
... Anna
... Mrs. Columbo
E. Nick Alexander ... Guido Rossini
... Gina
Augusta Ciolli ... Mrs. Papasano
... The Priest
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Angie Rossini is an innocent Italian Catholic Macy's salesgirl, who discovers she's pregnant from a fling with Rocky, a musician. Angie finds Rocky (who doesn't remember her at first) to tell him she's pregnant and needs a doctor for an abortion. He finds her a doctor and they work together to raise the money. Can these two strangers find love with one another before it's too late? Written by Kelly

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25 December 1963 (USA)  »

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Desliz de una noche  »

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Natalie Wood said that working on this film was "the most rewarding experience I had in all films, all the way around." See more »

Goofs

When Rocky is lying down on Barbie's bed after she has left to sit at the kitchen table, only the second and third buttons on Rocky's shirt are done up, his shirt not tucked into his pants. In the next shot when he is about to get up, the second, third and fourth buttons on the shirt are done up, the shirt still not tucked into his pants. In the next shot as Rocky is now off the bed, all but the top button on his shirt are done up, the front of his shirt now tucked into his pants. See more »

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Angie Rossini: You know something, if you didn't try so hard to fight against it you could be a pretty decent kind of person.
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References The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) See more »

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Love with the proper stranger
by Johnny Mercer and Elmer Bernstein
Sings: Jack Jones
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Star power at its best
10 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

This movie is heightened by the fact that Natalie Wood and Steve McQueen are the stars. They have enough acting talent and chemistry together to make it work. The subject matter probably made this controversial in the sixties but the movie doesn't seem old in a stupid way. The supporting cast is good too - Hershel Bernardi, especially, as Natalie's overly-possessive brother.


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