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The Owl and the Pussycat (1970)

R | | Comedy | 3 November 1970 (USA)
A stuffy author enters into an explosive relationship with his neighbor, a foul-mouthed, freewheeling prostitute.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Doris
... Felix
... Barney
... Dress Shop Proprietor
... Eleanor
Jacques Sandulescu ... Rapzinsky
Jack Manning ... Mr. Weyderhaus
Grace Carney ... Mrs. Weyderhaus
Barbara Anson ... Miss Weyderhaus
... Theatre Cashier
Stan Gottlieb ... Coatcheck Man
Joe Madden ... Old Man Neighbor
Fay Sappington ... Old Woman Neighbor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... 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 Owlish Felix is an unpublished writer who vents his frustration by reporting to the super that the woman in a neighboring flat takes the occasional payment for sex.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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3 November 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El búho y la gatita  »

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$23,681,338
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Marilyn Chambers, under the name Eveyln Lang, was 17 years old when she made this film. See more »

Goofs

The hankie in Doris' left hand when she's "crying" in Sherman's apartment near the beginning appears and disappears between two different camera angles. See more »

Quotes

Doris: This is a double bed.
Felix: I know.
Doris: I always feel so selfish sleeping alone in a double bed, when there are people in China sleeping on the ground.
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Referenced in Ken Adam: Designing Bond (2000) See more »

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The Seduction
(uncredited)
Performed by Blood Sweat & Tears
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Hysterical!
3 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

I also read the play. Streisand and Segal have great on-screen chemistry. This film will keep you laughing non-stop. Barbara Streisand's performance of the character being "neurotic" is excellent. George Segal's character is equally good in his response to her behavior. If you like this, it is one you may want to watch over and over again.


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