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Me, Natalie (1969)

M/PG | | Comedy, Drama | 30 November 1969 (UK)
A young woman struggles for independence.

Director:

Fred Coe

Writers:

A. Martin Zweiback (screenplay), Stanley Shapiro (story) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patty Duke ... Natalie Miller
James Farentino ... David Harris
Martin Balsam ... Uncle Harold
Elsa Lanchester ... Miss Dennison
Salome Jens ... Shirley Norton
Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Miller
Philip Sterling ... Mr. Miller
Deborah Winters ... Betty
Ron Hale Ron Hale ... Stanley Dexter (as Ronald Hale)
Bob Balaban ... Morris
Matthew Cowles ... Harvey Belman
Ann Thomas Ann Thomas ... Mrs. Schroder
Al Pacino ... Tony
Catherine Burns ... Hester
Robbi Morgan ... Natalie, Age 7 (as Robyn Morgan)
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Storyline

Since she was a child, Natalie Miller has always thought she was an ugly ducking. Despite her mother's encouragement that she will grow up to be pretty, Natalie has never believed it will happen. She rents a Greenwich Village apartment from an eccentric landlady and gets a job at the Topless Bottom Club. She rides a motorcycle to work, decorates her loft with a moose head, and rides up and down a dumbwaiter to get to her apartment. There Natalie meets David an artist, and the two have a love affair before she discovers he is married. Written by alfiehitchie

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I guess I really didn't need help finding a husband... what I needed was help finding myself. That's really why I left home, mama. I figured the best way to find out who I really am is to stop being what you want me to be and start being what I want me to be... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

M/PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Patty Duke writes that she fought with director Fred Coe on the set, due to a manic depressive episode. She fiercely challenged the ending with Natalie remaining independent, saying, "It may not have been as noble, but there's no way she was going to give up that man. It might have made a more successful picture had they stayed together, but by then nobody was interested in what I thought the ending should be." See more »

Connections

Featured in The Blacklist: Natalie Luca (No. 184) (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Off-Ramp To Nowhere
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Rod McKuen
Music by Henry Mancini
Performed by The Die-Hard Trippers
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Svunne tider !
5 October 1999 | by Charlie-152See all my reviews

I was 13 when I saw Me, Natalie on Swedish television. I thought it was great, especially the scene where Natalie tries to kill herself, it was so funny and heartbreaking. I enjoy the memory of this movie, and intend not to see it again.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 1969 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,065,749
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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