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Sex and the Single Girl (1964)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 25 December 1964 (USA)
A womanizing reporter for a sleazy tabloid magazine impersonates his hen-pecked neighbor in order to get an expose on renowned psychologist Helen Gurley Brown.

Director:

Richard Quine

Writers:

Helen Gurley Brown (book), Joseph Heller (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Curtis ... Bob Weston
Natalie Wood ... Helen Brown
Henry Fonda ... Frank
Lauren Bacall ... Sylvia
Mel Ferrer ... Rudy
Fran Jeffries ... Gretchen
Leslie Parrish ... Susan
Edward Everett Horton ... The Chief
Larry Storch ... Motorcycle Cop
Stubby Kaye ... Helen's Cabbie
Howard St. John ... Randall
Otto Kruger ... Dr. Anderson
Max Showalter ... Holmes
William Lanteau William Lanteau ... Sylvester
Helen Kleeb ... Hilda
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Storyline

Using Helen Gurley Brown's book as a jump off point, we follow the adventures of a supermarket tabloid editor as he tries to parlay an interview with the author of the book into headlines and sales. Of course, a romantic entanglement ensues. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Henry Fonda, Lauren Bacall and Mel Ferrer bring you the world's greatest example of dedicated do-it-yourself! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sex and the Single Girl See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,490
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood and Larry Storch would all go on to appear together in The Great Race (1965) the following year, along with Jack Lemmon, who is frequently referenced in this picture. See more »

Goofs

While on the chase to the airport the road they are driving is normally 2 lane in each direction road being used as a four lane highway. You can see the double yellow line in the center that divides the normally opposite flowing traffic. See more »

Quotes

The Chief: Stand up Bob and let me thank you from the heart for living down to my expectations. If there is a dirtier mind than yours in the whole field of magazine publishing or a nature more vulgar and corrupt, well, I'd like to know where it is.
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Connections

Spoofed in That Girl: Stocks & the Single Girl (1970) See more »

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Sex And The Single Girl
by Neal Hefti and Richard Quine
Title song sung by Fran Jeffries
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Not your typical romantic comedy, in that it's worth watching.
5 February 2000 | by ogmiosSee all my reviews

This movie is NOT what I expected from a 60's-era romantic comedy. Sure, it's got the formulaic plot, but it wouldn't be a romantic comedy without it, right? Instead of worrying about the plot--you won't miss anything anyway, you've already seen it a million times--rather enjoy the witty dialogue, the clever one-liners and insinuations, and the oblique social satire. There's even a dash of good acting.


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