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Sex and the Single Girl (1964)


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Helen Gurley Brown's self-help best-seller was the nominal source for this Hollywood sex romp, directed by Richard Quine, co-scripted by Joseph Heller and David R. Schwartz, and starring Tony Curtis and Natalie Wood. Tony Curtis plays Bob Weston, a writer for a scandal magazine who is working on an article on research psychologist Helen Gurley Brown (Natalie Wood) and her best-selling book Sex and the Single Girl. Bob needs to interview Helen, but she refuses to see him. Bob impersonates one of


Drama, Classics, Comedy

Feb 3, 2009

Warner Home Video

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As usual in this type of farce, male and female leads have fewer comic lines than supporting players. But Curtis registers exceptionally well when detailing supposed marital problems to adviser.

May 27, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety
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Graceless stuff, criminally wasting Bacall and Fonda as a couple with marital problems (they're in love, but constantly quarrelling), and with Quine's moderate flair for comedy nowhere in evidence.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Spain never looked lovelier, but the banal romances of the lightweight principals in this retooled vehicle make the trip wholly unnecessary.

May 9, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Times
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In a small role as a production man, note Wayne, who appears as Benjamin Franklin in a superb one-man show around the world. Storch also turns in a neat cameo as a motorcycle cop.

May 27, 2008 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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1964 sexual revolution fodder, with some slapstick for redemption.

March 2, 2008

Audience Reviews for Sex and the Single Girl

"I feel just like Jack Lemmon did in that movie where he dressed up like a girl."
HAH!! Perhaps it's because Tony Curtis references one of my favorite movies, I do love this movie. (However, in no way does Tony Curtis look like Jack Lemmon...)
Anyway, it was weird, it was funny, it was sweet, it was strange, it had the best car chase seen ever. I LOVED IT! I'd watch this again in a heart beat.
January 16, 2011
Jennifer D

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silly and very 60's but fun if you're in the mood
March 29, 2007
jay nixon

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    1. Motorcycle Cop: Now hear this - Now hear this - you're all under arrest!
    – Submitted by Christopher B (12 months ago)
    1. Helen's Cabbie: Watch my smoke lady, I could have been an astronaut but the pace was too slow.
    – Submitted by Christopher B (12 months ago)
    1. Sylvia Broderick: Hi Kid!
    – Submitted by Christopher B (12 months ago)
    1. Dr. Helen Brown: Mrs. Broderick, does he come home to you every night?
    2. Susan: Well, I really don't know.
    3. Dr. Helen Brown: You don't?
    4. Susan: No because, um - well I don't always come home every night.
    – Submitted by Christopher B (12 months ago)
    1. Dr. Helen Brown: You know, when you smile like that you do look like Jack Lemmon.
    – Submitted by Christopher B (12 months ago)
    1. Dr. Helen Brown: I have a-a - metabolism thing and I, uh, get drunk very easily.
    2. Bob Weston: Well I was reading a medical journal just the other day where it says that if you take a drink, and take it down in one gulp, it bypasses the metabolism.
    – Submitted by Christopher B (12 months ago)
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