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Coffee, Tea or Me? (1973)

An airline stewardess juggles a life that includes a husband in Los Angeles and another one in London.


Norman Panama


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Cast overview:
Karen Valentine ... Carol Burnham / Carol Burns
John Davidson ... Dennis Burnham
Michael Anderson Jr. ... Tommy Byrnes
Louise Lasser ... Susan Edmonds
Lou Jacobi ... Waiter
Erica Hagen Erica Hagen ... Lisa Benton
George Coulouris ... Doctor
Nora Marlowe Nora Marlowe ... Mrs. Fitzgerald
Kenneth Tobey ... Captain
James Sikking ... Businessman
Virginia Scott King Virginia Scott King ... Salesgirl
Philippa Harris Philippa Harris ... Salesgirl
Marcy Lafferty ... Stewardess
Cynthia Harris ... Dee Dee
Tamara Elliot Tamara Elliot ... 2nd Stewardess


An airline stewardess juggles a life that includes a husband in Los Angeles and another one in London.

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Release Date:

11 September 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Café, Chá ou Eu? See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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CBS Television Network See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The movie only uses the title of a popular novel based upon the adventures of two stewardesses and is not related to the movie script about a bigamous stewardess with husbands in the USA and England. See more »


Remake of The Captain's Paradise (1953) See more »


Coffee, Tea or Me
Music by Morton Stevens
Lyrics by Hermine Hilton
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I'd give almost anything to see this again
17 February 2015 | by AlsExGalSee all my reviews

My vote of 8/10 is that of a 15 year old girl - which was how old I was the last time I saw it, on its original air date in September 1973. There were no VHS recorders back then, so only if somebody picked it up on a repeat showing is there likely to be a copy floating around out there.

Karen Valentine of Room 222 fame - she played a high school teacher so young she was often mistaken as one of the students - stars as a woman who has two husbands. Probably nobody even remembers her today, but in 1973 she was like an American Sweetheart. The first husband is in the United States - I think Los Angeles. The second husband is in London. I remember husband number one as being a bit uptight (Craig Davidson) and an M.D.. I remember husband number two as being a bit more Bohemian. I think he was an artist. How does she manage it? She is a stewardess (that's what they called flight attendants in the 1970's) with a regular run between Los Angeles and London. She finally confesses to fellow stewardess Louise Lasser, years before she was Mary Hartmann. She is really planning to let husband number two down easy, she's just waiting for him to get on his feet with his career. Then something unexpected comes up - she's pregnant. In those days all they could do is check the baby's blood type and rule someone out as a father, so there is a chance that she might never be able to rule out either of the men as dad.

I'd like to see it again for what I didn't appreciate the first time - a look at Chelsea London the way Austin Powers would have recognized it, the stereotypes about "stewardesses", the different attitudes towards sex pre-HIV, and just the less hung-up less judgmental attitudes in general that were the norms 42 years ago. I'd also like a chance to notice what I didn't notice in 1973 just because I would have considered it normal back then.

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