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.
What can Natalie do in Greenwich Village that she can't do at home?
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Did You Know?
Frequently missed shot: Mom tells Patty Duke's character it'd be nice if she came over for dinner, cooked a chicken (i.e., wants her to be more 'normal'). Her response is that it'll be a cold day in hell before she's so conventional. In the final shot of the film, Patty is riding a motor scooter in downtown New York, going to visit her mom, hoping to reconcile. There's a plucked chicken in the basket on the back of the scooter. See more
Off-Ramp To Nowhere
Lyrics by Rod McKuen
Music by Henry Mancini
Performed by The Die-Hard Trippers See more