The Owl and the Pussycat (1970)

The Owl and the Pussycat




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This comedy is the film version of Bill Manhoff's hit Broadway play of 1964. Felix (George Segal) is the unemployed writer who reports to his landlord he believes Doris (Barbara Streisand) is a prostitute. The disgusted Doris is evicted and moves in with Felix when she discovers he blew the whistle on her. She goes on a chronic hiccupping jag and Felix is evicted when he dresses like a skeleton to scare her and Doris screams. The feuding couple takes refuge in the apartment of Felix's friend … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Kids & Family, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Buck Henry
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On DVD: Nov 27, 2001
Columbia Pictures



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as Ann Weyderhaus

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Critic Reviews for The Owl and the Pussycat

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | February 25, 2004
L.A. Weekly
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Full Review… | November 5, 2003
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

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

January 4, 2005
Kansas City Kansan

Audience Reviews for The Owl and the Pussycat

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.

Alec Barniskis
Alec Barniskis

Super Reviewer

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

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Simeon Deutsch

Super Reviewer

This my favorite Streisand non-musical comedy! Lots of laughs here. George Seagal & Barbra are a hoot!

Randy Bridges

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