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Sweet November (1968)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 8 February 1968 (USA)
A woman lures emotionally crippled men into affairs, then helps them repair their lives.

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Herman Raucher
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sandy Dennis ... Sara Deever
Anthony Newley ... Charlie Blake
Theodore Bikel ... Alonzo
Burr DeBenning ... Clem Batchman
Sandy Baron ... Richard
Marj Dusay ... Carol
Martin West ... Gordon
Virginia Vincent ... Mrs. Schumacher
King Moody King Moody ... Digby
Robert Gibbons Robert Gibbons ... Sam Naylor
Robert Cleaves Robert Cleaves ... Harrison
Francis De Sales ... Armstrong
Monty Margetts Monty Margetts ... Driving Test Proctor
George Winters George Winters ... Telegraph Boy
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Storyline

Sara Deever, a kooky Brooklyn Heights girl, sublets apartments and paints in her spare time. Each month, Sara selects from her lodgers a new lover - but only on the condition that he will let their affair end when the month expires. When Charlie Blake, a box manufacturer and her lover-of-the-month, falls in love with her, he is unwilling to give her up. Sara insists, even though it is obvious that she too has fallen in love. As the month runs out, Charlie searches desperately for the key to Sara's persistence. What he discovers provides the haunting climax to this love story. Written by alfiehitchie

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The story of a girl called Sara and the key she gave to a different man each month. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dulce noviembre See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,180,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Gina Production See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Originally announced as a starring vehicle for Audrey Hepburn. See more »

Goofs

Early in the film, both characters are eating hot dogs, that go from shorter to longer, back and forth, after being partially eaten. At one point Charlie is chewing, and the hot dog and bun are clearly whole. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Blake: I love you Sara.
Sara Deever: Oh Charlie, you said it. First time, world premier.
Charlie Blake: You know I love you.
Sara Deever: Yes but you never said it before.
Charlie Blake: In my letters I wrote it.
Sara Deever: You never, never not even once.
Charlie Blake: But it was implied in everything I do.
Sara Deever: Is it the first time that you ever said it?
Charlie Blake: Hmm?
Sara Deever: Do you know what I think Charlie? I think you really mean it.
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Sweet November
Written by Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley
Sung by Anthony Newley
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neglected masterpiece
31 March 2004 | by Msaunders52See all my reviews

When Anthony Newley passed away in 1999 I was disappointed,to say the least,at the lack of television tributes that would normally accompany such an event.A brief note at the end of Eastenders was the best that the BBC could muster.The one exception,somewhat suprisingly,came from the fledgling Channel 5 and took the form of a showing of the film Sweet November.I must confess that at the time I had not heard of this film and it was only by chance that I happened to be over at My brother,s house at the moment of its broadcast.For the following two hours I sat mesmerised by a film that represents for me,the very best work that Newley ever did within the medium of film.The opening minutes of the film offer little indication of the true nature of what is to follow,as an unfashionably clad,and strangely uptight Anthony Newley has a chance encounter with a free spirited young lady,who epitomises all that the rigidly conventional Mr Newley would appear to despise.These opening scenes are possibly the most demanding on the viewer,as representing conventional characters came about as easily to Anthony Newley as it does now to Jack Nicholson,or Dennis Hopper.As the storyline unfolds however,the viewer is taken on board a magical rollercoaster of alternating pain and whimsy as the process of liberation,initiated by the promise of a transient love,brings both spiritual regeneration and inconsolable loss to Anthony Newley,s urban changeling.A storyline ,that would in less capable hands than the superlative ensemble cast and director,might descend into empty schmaltz,is carried to an unforgettable finale.I urge all those with a suitably open mind to take the opportunity to share in this neglected masterpiece.


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