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What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This? (1963)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy, Drama | 1963 (USA)
A writer named Algernon (but called Harry by his friends) buys a picture of a boat on a lake, and his obsession with it renders normal life impossible. He attempts to function again by ... See full summary »

Director:

Martin Scorsese

Writer:

Martin Scorsese
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Zeph Michaelis Zeph Michaelis ... Harry
Mimi Stark Mimi Stark ... Wife
Sarah Braveman Sarah Braveman ... Analyst
Fred Sica Fred Sica ... Friend
Robert Uricola Robert Uricola ... Singer
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A writer named Algernon (but called Harry by his friends) buys a picture of a boat on a lake, and his obsession with it renders normal life impossible. He attempts to function again by consulting an analyst and becoming married, but eventually succumbs to his strange anxiety by disappearing into the picture. Written by Mike Arndt <clayton@hooked.net>

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Short | Comedy | Drama

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This film is included in the "Martin Scorsese Shorts" set, released by the Criterion Collection, spine #1,030. See more »

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Featured in Inside the Actors Studio: Martin Scorsese (2002) See more »

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Not Very Good
14 July 2020 | by arfdawg-1See all my reviews

There is no story. And the music track is annoying beyond belief. If someone found this in a vault and didnt know it was Scorsese, they'd throw it in the garbage. No kidding.

I wonder how the actors and crew -- the vast majority who have never worked again -- feel that Martin is making money off this short and they arent.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Che sta facendo una ragazza carina come te in un posto come questo? See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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