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Sex and the Single Girl (1964)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 25 December 1964 (USA)
A womanizing reporter for a sleazy tabloid magazine impersonates his hen-pecked neighbor in order to get an expose on renowned psychologist Helen Gurley Brown.

Director:

Richard Quine

Writers:

Helen Gurley Brown (book), Joseph Heller (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Curtis ... Bob Weston
Natalie Wood ... Helen Brown
Henry Fonda ... Frank
Lauren Bacall ... Sylvia
Mel Ferrer ... Rudy
Fran Jeffries ... Gretchen
Leslie Parrish ... Susan
Edward Everett Horton ... The Chief
Larry Storch ... Motorcycle Cop
Stubby Kaye ... Helen's Cabbie
Howard St. John ... Randall
Otto Kruger ... Dr. Anderson
Max Showalter ... Holmes
William Lanteau William Lanteau ... Sylvester
Helen Kleeb ... Hilda
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Storyline

Using Helen Gurley Brown's book as a jump off point, we follow the adventures of a supermarket tabloid editor as he tries to parlay an interview with the author of the book into headlines and sales. Of course, a romantic entanglement ensues. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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She wrote the book on love! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

...und ledige Mädchen See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The golf course where Henry Fonda and Tony Curtis are seen playing about 40 minutes into the film was also used as,a location that same year for the final screen pairing of Doris Day and Rock Hudson, Sent Me No Flowers. See more »

Goofs

Immediately after Rudy asks Gretchen if she likes to dance, the shot changes to Frank's car going the wrong way up an on ramp, narrowly passing between a light blue Corvair and a black car. Then as Frank reaches the top of the ramp, he again narrowly misses a collision with another light blue Corvair. See more »

Quotes

Bob Weston: What a mouth on that girl!
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Soundtracks

Sex And The Single Girl
by Neal Hefti and Richard Quine
Title song sung by Fran Jeffries
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Not your typical romantic comedy, in that it's worth watching.
5 February 2000 | by ogmiosSee all my reviews

This movie is NOT what I expected from a 60's-era romantic comedy. Sure, it's got the formulaic plot, but it wouldn't be a romantic comedy without it, right? Instead of worrying about the plot--you won't miss anything anyway, you've already seen it a million times--rather enjoy the witty dialogue, the clever one-liners and insinuations, and the oblique social satire. There's even a dash of good acting.


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