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 Owlish Felix is an unpublished writer who vents his frustration by reporting to the super that the woman in a neighboring flat takes the occasional payment for sex.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.
When she starts mixing business and pleasure she goes out of business
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Did You Know?
A line of dialogue where Barbra Streisand
says the F-word has been cut from many DVD releases of the film. Many releases have the phrase "Up Yours" replacing the offensive expletive, ironically, as one of Streisand's next films would be called Up the Sandbox
(1972). According to the film section of the "Barbra Streisand
Archives" website, "Streisand was one of the first female stars to use the F-word in a major film, which she does once in The Owl and the Pussycat
(1970). It helped earn the movie an "R" rating in its original release. However, depending on which version you watch at home, you may not hear the expletive. By cutting it out, the following scene in which Doris [Barbra Streisand
] and Felix [George Segal
] run away does not make sense! The 2001 [American] DVD from Columbia Pictures does not contain the F-word". See more
When Doris is playing the piano at the Weyderhaus', her hands do not match the music. See more
[Heard off-screen in the soundtrack to CYCLE SLUTS
What are you doing? What's that for? What are you going to do with that? What's that THING? And what's that other thing? Where ya gonna put that? Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Hold it. You can't do that.
No, not with both of 'em. You can't, I tell ya. You can't. Can you? Oh, maybe you can. My God, you could!
The original version of the film is said to have included some nude scenes with Barbara Streisand and the line "Do us a favor and just fuck off". Apparently she changed her mind about the nude scenes and they were cut and destroyed. The line with the f-word however stayed intact. Alas for the DVD release Columbia chose to remove that line of dialogue. See more
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