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Sex and the Single Girl (1964)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 25 December 1964 (USA)
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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 Broderick
Lauren Bacall ... Sylvia Broderick
Mel Ferrer ... Rudy De Meyer
Fran Jeffries ... Gretchen
Leslie Parrish ... Susan
Edward Everett Horton ... The Chief
Larry Storch ... Motorcycle Cop
Stubby Kaye ... Helen's Cabbie
Howard St. John ... George Randall
Otto Kruger ... Dr. Anderson
Max Showalter ... Holmes
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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Trivia

Diane McBain was originally announced for role of a female magazine editor that apparently was written out of the final script. See more »

Goofs

While on the chase to the airport the road they are driving is normally 2 lane in each direction road being used as a four lane highway. You can see the double yellow line in the center that divides the normally opposite flowing traffic. See more »

Quotes

Frank Luther Broderick: Girls, look! It's my wife. She used to work here. She married the boss. See? If you're nice to me, maybe you can marry me.
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Connections

Referenced in Archie Bunker's Place: Sex and the Single Parent (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Anniversary Song
Music based on "Valurile Dunarii (Danube Waves)" by Iosif Ivanovici
Music adapted by Saul Chaplin
Lyrics by Saul Chaplin and Al Jolson
Sung by Fran Jeffries, with Count Basie and His Orchestra
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sex and the Single Girl See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,490
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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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