Can a bickering odd couple in Manhattan become friends and maybe more? Owlish Felix is an unpublished writer who vents his frustration by reporting to the super that the woman in a neighboring flat takes the occasional payment for sex. She's Doris, more wildcat than pussycat, and when Felix's peeping-tom-tattle-tale routine gets her bounced from her apartment, she knocks at his door at 3 AM, aggressive and ticked off. They yell, lose another apartment, and pick up where they left off in a friend's flat and beyond. Dancing by the light of the moon seems unlikely for this owl and pussycat.
it's no longer a story for children.
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The movie's source stage production of "The Owl and the Pussycat" by Bill Manhoff
featured only two characters with this movie version opening-up the play to increase the cast numbers to a much bigger total of nineteen speaking parts. See more
At the very beginning, Doris huddles in a doorway to get out of the rain. As a bus pulls up to the kerb, she starts to walk towards it, but in the next tighter shot Doris still in the doorway. The next shot, back on the street, Doris is already on her way towards the bus. See more
Hey, how come you and Miss Weyderhaus
[referring to Felix's pianist fiancee
don't mess around?
I told you.
What? She's very fragile. She's fragile, right?
She's worried... she's worried about her hands. She doesn't want to hurt her hands.
She could wear boxing gloves.
Rated "R" in the U.S. in 1970, film was recut and re-rated "PG" for a 1972 release. See more
Performed by Blood Sweat & Tears See more