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Sweet November (1968)

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


Herman Raucher





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 ... 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


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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Why would a sweet girl like this give the key to her apartment to a different man each month? See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Originally intended as a vehicle for Samantha Eggar and Anthony Newley, who had starred together the previous year in Doctor Dolittle (1967). See more »


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 »


Charlie Blake: Oh cut it out Sara, I love you. That means past November, past winter, past all the dumb years ahead. OK?
Sara Deever: We made an agreement, you and I, we shook hands.
Charlie Blake: Sara, kids do that.
Sara Deever: A bargain is a bargain. A sacred vow and an oath. Whoever breaks that oath must give up all memories of the other. Do you want to give up your memories of me?
Charlie Blake: No, of course I don't, and I don't have to.
Sara Deever: No, no, I know, I know you don't have to, but supposing that you did.
Charlie Blake: Sara, that's silly, I'd have no control over it. I can't ...
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Remade as Sweet November (2001) See more »


Sweet November
Written by Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley
Sung by Anthony Newley
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A sweet, captivating film full of harmony.
23 April 1999 | by R.CormanSee all my reviews

I never intended watching Sweet November. I'd never even heard of it. I was flicking through the channels and it just leaped out and grabbed me. I don't what it was, the wonderful, light, witty dialogue that reminded me of Noel Coward at his best, or the tangible chemistry between Sandy Dennis and Anthony Newley. Whatever it was I just couldn't stop watching. It was like snuggling up with someone you love on a windswept winters night or shuffling through fallen autumn leaves. Watching this film filled me with a wonderful inner glow and I loved it.

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1.85 : 1
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