Cactus Flower (1969)




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This light romantic comedy finds a nurse secretly in love with her dentist employer. Stephanie has eyes for Dr. Winston, who has eyes for a Greenwich Village girl named Toni. The doctor is drawn to the pretty nurse at a club when she begins to dance.
Classics , Comedy
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Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Walter Matthau
as Dr. Julian Winston
Ingrid Bergman
as Stephanie Dickinson
Goldie Hawn
as Toni Simmons
Jack Weston
as Harvey Greenfield
Rick Lenz
as Igor Sullivan
Vito Scotti
as Senor Sanchez
Irene Hervey
as Mrs. Durant
Eve Bruce
as Georgia
Irwin Charone
as Store Manager
Mathew Saks
as Nephew
Matthew Saks
as Nephew
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Critic Reviews for Cactus Flower

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1)

A sometimes forgettable romantic comedy.

Full Review… | August 15, 2011
Cinema Sight

OK comedy pairs Matthau and Hawn.

February 17, 2008

Based on a French farce, first done as a Broadway play, this mildly amusing, highly theatrical comedy benefits from its star power: Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman (taking over Lauren Bacall's stage role) and best of all Glodie Hawn.

Full Review… | July 21, 2005

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Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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August 4, 2004
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

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March 11, 2004
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Audience Reviews for Cactus Flower

A film that has so many weird things about it, Ingrid Bergman is in an America sex comedy. Goldie Hawn won an Oscar for her roll. A 49 year old Walter Matthau is cast as a cad who's banging Goldie Hawn. and it was remade as the Adam Sandler film "Just Go With It"

Ken Stachnik
Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

This sex farce from the late 60's involves both the war between the sexes and the generation gap. Matthau is a swinging dentist suddenly set on marriage to Hawn (still in her bubbly Laugh-In ditz days) until the frump nurse who works for him begins to blossom. It's Ingrid's movie from there. Dated, sure, like when all go to a club and "I'm A Believer" is the slow jam, but that kinda adds to the charm of this star vehicle comedy of errors.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

On the surface this is just another romantic comedy, but if you see it, the characters are interesting and played by great actors, and the movie is very funny too. I liked it. Overall, it's predictable, but charming.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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