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A New Kind of Love (1963)

Unrated | | Comedy, Romance | 10 October 1963 (UK)
The fashion industry and Paris provide the setting for a comedy surrounding the mistaken impression that Joanne Woodward is a high-priced call girl. Paul Newman is the journalist interviewing her for insights on her profession.

Director:

Melville Shavelson
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
Paul Newman ... Steve Sherman
Joanne Woodward ... Samantha Blake
Thelma Ritter ... Lena O'Connor
Eva Gabor ... Felicienne Courbeau
George Tobias ... Joe Bergner
Marvin Kaplan ... Harry
Robert Clary ... Frenchman at Restaurant
Jan Moriarty Jan Moriarty ... Suzanne
Joan Staley ... Danish Stewardess
Robert F. Simon ... Bertram Chalmers
Maurice Chevalier ... Maurice Chevalier
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Having once played and lost in love, twenty-five year old Samantha Blake has immersed herself in her job as the chief ladies fashions buyer for discount J. Bergner's Fifth Avenue in New York. In other words, she scowls the high end shops at night stealing their designs which Bergner then produces and sells for a fraction of the cost. She has placed as much space between herself and romance by dressing like a man and going by the moniker Sam. Steve Sherman could be a great journalist, but his womanizing always seems to get in the way. Steve and Sam meet on the same New York to Paris flight, Sam who is travelling there with her boss Joe Bergner and her wisecracking colleague Lena O'Connor, who is secretly in love with Joe, to visit the Paris design houses under the guidance of vivacious Felicienne Corbeau, while Steve has been exiled there by his boss, International Press chief Bertram Chalmers, as Steve's iron-clad contract won't allow Chalmers to fire him until the expiry of that ... Written by Huggo

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THE PICTURE THAT TAKES A NEW ATTITUDE ON LOVE!

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Trivia

In the mid 50's, Billy Wilder tried to set this up with Yul Brynner starring, but it fell through. See more »

Goofs

Maurice Chevalier gives a party hat to Felicienne, who puts it on twice. See more »

Quotes

Steve Sherman: Anyway, that's where I was when the brains were being passed out.
Mimi: You know where I was? Taking a bath in champagne.
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Crazy Credits

Instead of transportation, SAS is credited for providing "transportation across the border". See more »

Connections

References How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Louise
by Leo Robin & Richard A. Whiting
Sung by Maurice Chevalier
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Very thin sex comedy, dressed to entertain but with nowhere to go
13 January 2009 | by Nazi_Fighter_DavidSee all my reviews

"A New Kind of Love" is a forgettable farce comedy teamed with Newman and Woodward … It's an unpretentious story: a simple, mannish woman foolish1y devotes herself to a career instead of doing what women are supposed to do—hunt for husbands… But she gives her beauty treatment, a new style and expensive clothes and she'll straighten out and find a man… The new look is that after her marked change, the man mistakes her for a prostitute…

Although she's humiliated, she encourages his misunderstanding, telling him sensational stories about herself until he falls in love with her! The implication: if satisfying a man's infantile sex fantasies is the only way to get him, it's better than being an ordinary professional woman…

Joanne Woodward plays a fashion designer who, with blonde hair and showy makeup, actually looks more uninteresting than before…

Newman plays a sportswriter whose athletics with blonds has kept him from winning the Pulitzer Prize… He's an arrogant, alcoholic ill-bred man … As usual, he has some effective lecherous looks and self-disgusted expressions, but with all the charm and the grace


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