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Phffft! (1954)

Phffft! (1954)






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After several years of domestic squabbles, the marriage of Nina and Robert Tracy (Judy Holliday, Jack Lemmon) goes "phffft"! Upon receiving their divorce papers, Nina and Robert are certain that they'll remain friends, no matter how many new lovers they pick up along the way. Nina dallies briefly with bombastic Charlie Newton (Jack Carson), while Robert has a fling with the luscious Janis (Kim Novak). These romantic episodes only serve to make Nina and Robert realize how much they're still in love with each other. According to costar Jack Lemmon, the original title of this film was Phfffft!, but after an all-night bull session at Columbia Pictures it was decided to take out one of the "F"s. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: George Axelrod
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 9, 2009
Columbia Pictures


Jack Lemmon
as Robert Tracey
Judy Holliday
as Nina Tracey
Kim Novak
as Janis
Jack Carson
as Charlie Nelson
Luella Gear
as Mrs. Chapman
Donald Randolph
as Dr. Van Kessel
Don Randolph
as Dr. Van Kessel
Donald Curtis
as Rick Vidal
Arny Freeman
as Language Teacher
Wendy Smith Howard
as Artist's Model
Olan Soule
as Mr. Duncan
Geraldine Hall
as Nina's Secretary
Eugene Borden
as Maitre d'
Jerry Hausner
as Radio Actor
Charlotte Lawrence
as Radio Actress
Tom Kingston
as Manager
Fay Baker
as Serena
Sally Mansfield
as Miss Comstock
Vivian Mason
as Secretary
Maxine Marlowe
as Secretary
Shirlee Allard
as Secretary
Joyce Jameson
as Secretary
Hamil Petroff
as Dance Teacher
Mylee Andreason
as Dance Teacher
Jimmie Dodd
as Taxi Driver
Frank Arnold
as Art Teacher
Don Randolph
as Dr. Van Kessel
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Because some slang from the fifties was left in the fifties, I had no idea what the title of this film referred to until I saw it. It simply means divorce or a split up of a husband and wife. That's basically what the movie's about. It's a predictable story, but it's a hilarious movie with a great cast.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


Good perfomances from good performers but the script is a nothing.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Any film with Jack Lemmon and Judy Holliday can't be all bad. The film is a bout a couple, played by Lemmon and Holliday, who divorce after eight years of marriage, but really still love each other. An uneven mix of comedy and drama, it lacks focus and direction. But, the stars make it worth watching. Kim Novak's first film. Good support from Jack Carson

James Higgins

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