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The Owl And The Pussycat

The Owl And The Pussycat (1970)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1970 Wide

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The Owl and the Pussycat began life as a two-character Broadway play by Bill Manhoff, about a stuffy author who entered into an explosive relationship with his neighbor, a foulmouthed, freewheeling prostitute. Manhoff wrote the part of the hooker for a black actress, but all that changed when Barbra Streisand was cast in the role for the film version. George Segal portrays the male lead, and the play's two-character austerity was expanded to a cast of 19 speaking parts. Beyond the added

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Kids & Family, Romance, Comedy

Buck Henry

Nov 27, 2001

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Sharp dialogue + Streisand & Siegel make this stage-based comedy worthwhile.

January 4, 2005
Kansas City Kansan

Like an insomniac on a hot summer night, my preference while watching this one is to throw a shoe at this meowing pussycat and her hooting owl friend.

November 5, 2003 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

...the film provides more wit than most of what passes for comedy today.

January 9, 2002
Movie Metropolis

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In the final half hour the characters become more enduring than obnoxious . . . its still a sanitized version of the original play, but its enjoyable in a weird way.
February 16, 2011
Alec Barniskis

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Sharp dialogue and excellent performances from the two leads, but the lack of genuine humor renders it a simple star vehicle. 67/100

More at: http://thegreatestreview.blogspot.com/2010/12/streisand-as-hooker-and-segal-as.html
December 30, 2010
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