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If a Man Answers (1962)

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This lightweight, nearly zero-gravity comedy by director Henry Levin relies on a novel by a male writer and a script by another man to come up with a nearly offensive story (in these more enlightened times) about how a woman can lie, manipulate, and generally deceive her husband, all in the "art" of hanging on to him. Sandra Dee is Chantal, married to Eugene (Bobby Darin, Dee's real-life husband), but first comes the story of how she hooked him. Next, comes the story of how he is trained to be a perfect husband, and then the final installment is unveiled. She uses a variety of tricks to keep him wondering whether or not he can trust her. For example, Chantal's mother calls her and "if a man answers" she hangs up, leaving the unhappy husband to think his wife has a clandestine lover. The premise that a woman's only role in life is to get and hold a husband has thankfully undergone a few revisions since 1962.

Cast

Bobby Darin
as Eugene Wright
Sandra Dee
as Chantal Stacy
John Lund
as John Stacy
Micheline Presle
as Germaine Stacy
Cesar Romero
as Robert Swan/Adam Wright
Ted Thorpe
as Florist
Roger Bacon
as Messenger
John Bleifer
as Tobacconist
Dani Lynn
as Bunny
Gladys Thornton
as Boston Maid
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Silly but cute romantic comedy. Sandra and Bobby are adorable together and Micheline Presle adds a lovely touch of continental class as her mother.

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