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The Owl and the Pussycat (1970)

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

Director:

Herbert Ross

Writers:

Bill Manhoff (play), Buck Henry (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Barbra Streisand ... Doris
George Segal ... Felix
Robert Klein ... Barney
Allen Garfield ... Dress Shop Proprietor
Roz Kelly ... Eleanor
Jacques Sandulescu Jacques Sandulescu ... Rapzinsky
Jack Manning Jack Manning ... Mr. Weyderhaus
Grace Carney Grace Carney ... Mrs. Weyderhaus
Barbara Anson Barbara Anson ... Miss Weyderhaus
Kim Chan ... Theatre Cashier
Stan Gottlieb Stan Gottlieb ... Coatcheck Man
Joe Madden Joe Madden ... Old Man Neighbor
Fay Sappington Fay Sappington ... Old Woman Neighbor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marilyn Chambers ... 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 Owlish Felix is an unpublished writer who vents his frustration by reporting to the super that the woman in a neighboring flat takes the occasional payment for sex.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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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Owl and the Pussycat See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$23,681,338
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Both the actress who portrayed Doris in the Broadway production (Diana Sands) and the actress who played her in this motion picture version (Barbra Streisand) had both previously worked together. The pair had both appeared off-Broadway in a 1961 two-act musical-revue production of "Another Evening With Harry Stoones" by writer Jeff Harris at the Gramercy Arts Theater. The production comprised just the one and only performance, after five weeks of rehearsals, and had a total of nine previews before it immediately and simultaneously opened and closed after just the one show on 21st October 1961. See more »

Goofs

When Doris is playing the piano at the Weyderhaus', her hands do not match the music. See more »

Quotes

Doris: I may be a prostitute but I am NOT promiscuous!
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Alternate Versions

Rated "R" in the U.S. in 1970, film was recut and re-rated "PG" for a 1972 release. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Hard (1971) See more »

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The Reunion
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Performed by Blood Sweat & Tears
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Hysterical!
3 April 2003 | by robene24See 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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