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A dentist pretends to be married to avoid commitment, but when he falls for his girlfriend and proposes, he must recruit his lovelorn nurse to pose as his wife.

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Dr. Julian Winston
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Stephanie Dickinson
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Toni Simmons
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Harvey Greenfield
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Igor Sullivan
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Señor Arturo Sanchez
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Mrs. Durant
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Georgia
Irwin Charone ...
Mr. Shirley - Record Store Manager
Matthew Saks ...
Miss Dickinson's Nephew
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linda Burton ...
Waitress (uncredited)
Hy Chase ...
First Waiter (uncredited)
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Man dancing in club (uncredited)
Don Furneaux ...
Parcel Post Man (uncredited)
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Record Store Customer (uncredited)
Lee Harris ...
Third Waiter (uncredited)
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Waitress (uncredited)
Peter Morrison Jacobs ...
Bearded Young Man (uncredited)
Rick Lamson ...
Maitre D' (uncredited)
Mary Jane Mangler ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Cigarette Girl (uncredited)
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Fourth Waiter (uncredited)
Lucy Saroyan ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Bob Stiles ...
Second Waiter (uncredited)
Sylvia Stone ...
Gray-Haired Woman (uncredited)
George Winters ...
Mail Boy (uncredited)

Directed by

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Gene Saks

Written by

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Abe Burrows ... (stage play)
 
Pierre Barillet ... (play "Fleur de cactus") (as Barillet) and
Jean-Pierre Grédy ... (play "Fleur de cactus") (as Gredy)
 
I.A.L. Diamond ... (screenplay)

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M.J. Frankovich ... producer

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Quincy Jones

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Charles Lang ... director of photography (as Charles E. Lang)

Film Editing by

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Maury Winetrobe

Editorial Department

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Abe Lincoln Jr. ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Robert Clatworthy

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Edward G. Boyle ... (as Ed Boyle)

Costume Design by

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Moss Mabry

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John O'Gorman ... makeup supervisor: Ingrid Bergman

Production Management

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William J. O'Sullivan ... executive production manager (as William O'Sullivan)

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Anthony Ray ... assistant director

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Max Frankel ... property master

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Whitey Ford ... sound
Arthur Piantadosi ... sound

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Guy C. Verhille ... wardrobe: men (as Guy Verhille)

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Jimmie Haskell ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Jack Hayes ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Hal Mooney ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken ... orchestrator (uncredited)

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David Merrick ... stage producer: New York
Miriam Nelson ... choreographer
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Plot Summary

Toni Simmons believes that the only reason her married lover won't leave his wife is because of the children. In truth, her lover, dentist Julian Winston, doesn't have any children. In fact, Julian doesn't even have a wife - he just tells women he does to avoid getting involved. When Julian does decide to take the plunge with Toni she insists on meeting the first wife and Julian enlists the aid of his long-time nurse/receptionist Stephanie Dickinson to play the part. Written by A.L.Beneteau

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Also Known As
  • Fleur de cactus (France)
  • Die Kaktusblüte (Germany)
  • Flor de cactus (Spain)
  • To agathi (Greece)
  • Flor de Cactus (Brazil)
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  • 103 min
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Budget $3,000,000 (estimated)

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Trivia Making this movie was the first time Ingrid Bergman had been on a Hollywood sound stage since the 1940s--all her subsequent films up to that point had been made in Europe, even those for American studios. See more »
Goofs When Julian is driving Stephanie home, something (possibly a boom mic) is reflected on the top center of background screen. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012). See more »
Soundtracks A Time for Love Is Anytime See more »
Quotes Stephanie: Funny how whenever people hurt your feelings, they're always doing it for your own good.
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