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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.

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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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Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Henry Fonda, Lauren Bacall and Mel Ferrer bring you the world's greatest example of dedicated do-it-yourself! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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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

Following Audrey Hepburn's success in My Fair Lady (1964), Warner Bros. reportedly tried to sign her to a multi-picture deal that would have included the starring role in this film. See more »

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None of the cabs have meters in them. See more »

Quotes

Bob Weston: You call me darling again and I'm going to send you to Readers Digest.
Susan: Dr. Helen Brown says that being properly aggressive a girl can land any man she wants to!
Bob Weston: Well, you're not a girl. You're a secretary!
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Referenced in Archie Bunker's Place: Sex and the Single Parent (1982) See more »

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Sex And The Single Girl
by Neal Hefti and Richard Quine
Title song sung by Fran Jeffries
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A fun movie with a provocative name
8 April 1999 | by MendelovichSee all my reviews

The stars that this movie features promise and deliver. I have never seen a sweeter woman than Natalie Wood here. Tony Curtis is the tabloid bad guy first, who becomes the romantic fool later. Henry Fonda manufactures pantyhoses and is happily, and many times sadly married to Lauren Bacall, once his secretary. The plot is wonderfully built around the developing romance between Curtis and Wood and its intertwining with the tensions between Fonda and Bacall. Curtis develops a scheme to bring Wood to admit that she did or didn't (you know what), the results of which will be published in STOP!, the worst tabloid. After he falls in love with her everything changes, but the problem is that the scheme included Fonda, and this is further complicated by Bacall's temperament. The complication produces many comical situations you will enjoy.


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