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Penelope (1966)

Comedy about a flighty, bored, kleptomaniac wife of a banker who robs her husband's bank of sixty thousand dollars.

Director:

Arthur Hiller

Writers:

George Wells (screenplay), Howard Fast (novel) (as E.V. Cunningham)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Natalie Wood ... Penelope
Ian Bannen ... James B. Elcott
Dick Shawn ... Dr. Gregory Mannix
Peter Falk ... Lt. Bixbee
Jonathan Winters ... Professor Klobb
Lila Kedrova ... Sadaba
Lou Jacobi ... Ducky
Norma Crane ... Mildred
Arthur Malet ... Major Higgins
Jerome Cowan ... Bank Manager
Arlene Golonka ... Honeysuckle Rose
Amzie Strickland Amzie Strickland ... Miss Serena
Bill Gunn ... Sgt. Rothschild
Carl Ballantine ... Boom Boom
Iggie Wolfington Iggie Wolfington ... Store Owner
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Storyline

When James met Penelope at a club, it took all of three weeks before they were married. But after the marriage, other women became attracted to James and he kept getting promoted, which took him away from Penelope. So Penelope puts on a disguise and robs her husband's bank. Her psychiatrist, Greg, believes that this condition is caused by James being over worked and under romantic with Penelope. She also tells Greg that she robs the business associates of James. But Greg is in love with Penelope - in fact everyone likes her. The problem is when she confesses to her crimes, no one believes her. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Taglines:

She's Public Entertainment No. 1 See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Min kone er bankrøver See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Euterpe See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The $60,000 Penelope steals from the bank would equate to $465,000 in 2017. See more »

Goofs

While chasing Penelope her professor lowers a lectern and Penelope clutches her hands in front of her groin. After a cut her hands are at shoulder level. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Rothschild: [They've just reviewed the bank's security camera footage of the robbery] Well, that's it. Suspect: young, white female, 5 foot 3, red hair, yellow suit. Did I forget anything?
Lt. Bixbee: Yeah, when viewed from behind, she has a very attractive wiggle.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are animated. Black hands without a body steal the diamonds contained in the first letter in the first name of the actors and crew members. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The King of the Duplicators (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Penelope
Words by Leslie Bricusse
Music by John Williams (as Johnny Williams)
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Natalie Wood
12 October 2013 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

it is her movie. amusing, nice, with few sparkles and almost seductive.page from an old review, drop from other time. a comedy like many others. without great ambitions, childish and not really inspired but good occasion to rediscover an interesting actress. and that is all. far to be waist of time, it is not memorable. only fun from a period , lesson about love and a young Peter Falk. and the cast is basic sin because suggests too many expectations. in essence, a film for Natalie Wood fans. is it enough ? maybe not. but for a gloomy Sunday, cloudy afternoon , it is a not bad solution. maybe for costumes and jeweleries.


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