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Do Not Fold, Spindle or Mutilate (1971)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Mystery | TV Movie 9 November 1971
Four elderly ladies with a lot of time on their hands get the idea to create a fictional "girl" for a computer dating service. However, things take a turn for the worse when their ... See full summary »

Director:

Ted Post

Writers:

John D.F. Black (teleplay), Doris Miles Disney (from the novel by)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helen Hayes ... Sophie Tate Curtis
Vince Edwards ... Mal Weston
Myrna Loy ... Evelyn Tryon
Mildred Natwick ... Shelby Saunders
Sylvia Sidney ... Elizabeth Gibson
John Beradino ... Det. Hallum
Larry D. Mann ... Police Sergeant Lutz
Barbara Davis ... Brenda
Paul Smith ... Cutler
Gary Vinson ... Jonas
Diane Shalet Diane Shalet ... Ruth Mellon
Nora Denney ... Trudy (as Dodo Denney)
Patrecia Wynand Patrecia Wynand ... Hostess
Leonidas Ossetynski Leonidas Ossetynski ... Florist
John Mitchum ... Mr. Tubbs
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Four elderly ladies with a lot of time on their hands get the idea to create a fictional "girl" for a computer dating service. However, things take a turn for the worse when their description of the "girl" attracts a psychopath. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Comedy | Mystery

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The title refers to the act of harming or disfiguring, a once-standard line printed on machine-readable documents, such as computer punch cards. (Such a document, if folded, placed on a bill spike, or otherwise punctured, would no longer be machine-readable.) See more »

Goofs

Mal reads his letter out loud while typing it. He says, "I got your name from my list from Scientific Associates..."

When Evelyn reads Mal's letter aloud, she reads "I have your name on my list from Scientific Associates..." See more »

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The little old lady from Pasadena...times four!
19 June 2016 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Helen Hayes, Myrna Loy, Mildred Natwick and Sylvia Sidney are four oldsters in a Pasadena bridge club who concoct a fictional girl for a computer dating service; they want to live vicariously through the responses their creation will receive (I guess), but instead they attract the attention of a psychopath (Vince Edwards, who talks to himself in a 'creepy' voice-over: "I'll get her some flowers...yeah, chicks dig that!"). Made-for-television mystery with a light touch attempts to balance wry character portraits with standard police detective work, with pallid results. Despite an Emmy nomination for Hayes, the female leads aren't able to create actual characters (it's just not there in the writing). Edwards, paunchy with spectacles and his hair combed down over his forehead, looks like an actor at the end of his rope. Hayes and Natwick went on to become "The Snoop Sisters" for a TV-movie and short-lived series.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No doblar, rasgar ni mutilar See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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