The life of Fanny Brice, famed comedienne and entertainer of the early 1900s. We see her rise to fame as a Ziegfeld girl, subsequent career, and her personal life, particularly her relationship with Nick Arnstein.
Two researchers have come to San Francisco to compete for a research grant in Music. One seems a bit distracted, and that was before he meets her. A strange woman seems to have devoted her life to confusing and embarassing him. At the same time a woman has her jewels stolen and a government whistle blower arrives with his stolen top secret papers. All, of course have the same style and color overnight bag.Written by
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Ryan O'Neal's line in the airport terminal ("Judy? Judy? Judy.") is an homage to Cary Grant who starred in Bringing Up Baby (1938), the film that inspired this movie. Although Grant never said "Judy, Judy, Judy" in any film, the line was constantly attributed to him. See more »
As the bike begins to roll backward down the hill, the pedals force Judy's feet to turn backward, indicating it has a Derailleur-type hub, which can only freewheel in the forward direction. In the longer shot that follows, her feet on the pedals are not moving, which would require that the chain be removed. See more »
What are you doing? This is a one way street!
We're only going one way.
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A friend of mine recently recommended this film to me. I am not a big Barbra Streisand fan so it took me about 20 minutes to get into this film. Once I was in, I was hooked! So rarely do I laugh out loud at comedies from this time period. I especially liked the hotel detective using his "charm" to delay Mrs. Van Hoskins. Kenneth Mars and Liam Dunn were hilarious, too. If physical comedy is not your bag, you may not like What's Up, Doc? But this is definitely one of my favorite comedies...even better than the old comedies to which it is supposed to be an homage. I'm glad someone listed many of the funny quotes from the film in Message Boards. I want to buy this DVD!
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