Sex and the Single Girl

Sex and the Single Girl

Director: Richard Quine Cast: Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Henry Fonda


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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 her neighbors, Frank Broderick (Henry Fonda), as a ruse in order to see her on the pretext of marital counseling. After several meetings, Bob attempts to seduce her, but she resists; then he phones her and claims he's about to commit suicide by jumping off a local pier. Horrified, she rushes out to save him, but the two accidentally fall off the pier together and then head back to Helen's apartment to dry out. Bob plies Helen with martinis. Rip-roaring drunk, Helen confesses her love for Bob. He assures her it's fine, since he's not legally married, but Helen doesn't believe him and asks to meet his wife, Sylvia (Lauren Bacall). This leads to an endless series of complications, capped off by a wild chase to the Los Angeles airport.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/20/2019
UPC: 0883929690190
Original Release: 1964
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:54:00
Sales rank: 6,666

Special Features

Oscar Nominated Cartoon Nelly's Folly; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tony Curtis Bob Weston
Natalie Wood Dr. Helen Brown
Henry Fonda Frank Broderick
Lauren Bacall Sylvia Broderick
Mel Ferrer Rudy DeMeyer
Edward Everett Horton Chief
Fran Jeffries Gretchen
Leslie Parrish Susan
Larry Storch Motorcycle Cop
Stubby Kaye Helen's Cabbie
Howard St. John George Randall
Otto Kruger Dr. Marshall H. Anderson
Max Showalter Holmes
William Lanteau Sylvester
Helen Kleeb Hilda
Frank Baker Pretzel Vendor
Count Basie and His Orchestra Themselves
George E. Carey Actor
Claire Carleton Actor
William Fawcett Bum
Phil Garris Young Man
Charles Morton Actor
Irving Steinberg Actor
Jerry Martin Actor
Barbara Bouchet Frannie
Paul Bryar Toll Gate Guard
Taggart Casey Guard
Edmund Glover Dr. Chickering
Cheerio Meredith Elderly Woman
Burt Mustin Harvey
Tom Quine Board Member
Sheila Stephenson Board Member
Fredd Wayne Production Man

Technical Credits
Richard Quine Director,Songwriter
Gordon Bau Makeup
Edward Boyle Set Decoration/Design
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Neal Hefti Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Joseph Heller Screenwriter
Joseph Hoffman Original Story
Charles B. Lang Cinematographer
M.A. Merrick Sound/Sound Designer
Norman Norell Costumes/Costume Designer
Cary O'Dell Production Designer
William Orr Producer
David R. Schwartz Screenwriter
David Wages Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Sex and the Single Girl
255. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [10:42]
2. Chapter 2 [9:54]
3. Chapter 3 [12:52]
4. Chapter 4 [8:49]
5. Chapter 5 [8:14]
6. Chapter 6 [13:57]
7. Chapter 7 [4:47]
8. Chapter 8 [10:34]
9. Chapter 9 [11:16]
10. Chapter 10 [10:55]
11. Chapter 11 [11:59]

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Sex and the Single Girl 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
gwtw1939 More than 1 year ago
I would love to write a review of this movie for Barnes & Noble but the item hasn't even turned up yet!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful romantic comedy featuring a wonderful, talented cast. I have seen this movie many times and continue to enjoy it just as much as the first time I saw it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An all star cast make one of the funniest movies ever produced. Absolutely, no reservation, contains the best chase scene ever made. Better than Hope and Crosby. Larry Storch is incredible. Lauren Bacall and Henry Fonda are at their funniest, although Fonda did not like the film. Tony Curtis and Natilie Wood are simply electric. This is an edge of your chair movie which must be seen many times to catch all the funny lines. Inspired by the antics of the nutty Helen Gurley Brown, this movie displays to the 10's the comic genius of many Hollywood legends. A Do-Not-Miss romantic comedy. We rate this movie AAAAA+. Sadly, it is not yet available on DVD