A stuffy author enters into an explosive relationship with his neighbor, a foul-mouthed, freewheeling prostitute.

Director:

Herbert Ross

Writers:

Bill Manhoff (play), Buck Henry (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
Barbra Streisand ... Doris
George Segal ... Felix
Robert Klein ... Barney
Allen Garfield ... Dress Shop Proprietor
Roz Kelly ... Eleanor
Jacques Sandulescu Jacques Sandulescu ... Rapzinsky
Jack Manning Jack Manning ... Mr. Weyderhaus
Grace Carney Grace Carney ... Mrs. Weyderhaus
Barbara Anson Barbara Anson ... Miss Weyderhaus
Kim Chan ... Theatre Cashier
Stan Gottlieb Stan Gottlieb ... Coatcheck Man
Joe Madden Joe Madden ... Old Man Neighbor
Fay Sappington Fay Sappington ... Old Woman Neighbor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marilyn Chambers ... Barney's Girl (as Evelyn Lang)
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Storyline

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 Owlish Felix is an unpublished writer who vents his frustration by reporting to the super that the woman in a neighboring flat takes the occasional payment for sex.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. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Can an owl and a pussycat? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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The original Broadway production of "The Owl and the Pussycat" by Bill Manhoff opened at the ANTA Playhouse in New York on 18th November 1964 after previews about a week earlier on the 12th of that month. The production played there until it closed on 25th September 1965. The play then transferred to the Royale Theatre on Broadway re-starting two days later on 27th September 1965 where it played for around two months until 27th November that same year. The play's Broadway season at both theaters totaled to a run of 427 performances . See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Doris: I may be a prostitute but I am NOT promiscuous!
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Alternate Versions

Rated "R" in the U.S. in 1970, film was re-cut and re-rated "GP" for a 1972 release (later PG). See more »

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The Reunion
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Performed by Blood Sweat & Tears
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Enjoyable film runs out of steam in the second half.
31 October 1999 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

"The Owl and the Pussycat" is an uneven but generally enjoyable mix of comedy and romance, with a few dramatic undertones. There are some genuine laughs and some touching moments, but the movie's loudness occasionally goes over-the-line. Streisand is alternately appealing and annoying, sometimes both in the same scene. Segal is very enjoyable in his "everyman" role, and he makes the picture worth watching, although it does run out of steam in the second half.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$23,681,338
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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