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That Kind of Woman (1959)

In 1944, on a Miami to New York train, two paratroopers on furlough meet and fall in love with two 'kept women' who are on their way to meet their 'sugar-daddies'.

Director:

Sidney Lumet

Writers:

Robert Lowry (story), Walter Bernstein (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sophia Loren ... Kay
Tab Hunter ... Red
Jack Warden ... George Kelly
Barbara Nichols ... Jane
Keenan Wynn ... Harry Corwin
George Sanders ... A.L.
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Storyline

In June 1944, Kay and Jane travel on an overnight train from Miami to New York, accompanied by Harry. Kay is the mistress of "The Man", a rich industrialist, whom they are to meet so that they can help entertain an important general. Red, a young paratrooper on leave, picks up Kay in the club car, while his buddy Kelly goes off with Jane. Kay assumes she will not see Red again, but Jane gives Kelly their New York address. Kay is smitten with Red as they spend the day in New York, and Red invites her to meet him on the evening train to visit his family. Written by Will Gilbert

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He knew what she was - but he wanted her anyway.

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1959 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Feminine Touch See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in June 1944. See more »

Goofs

It is stipulated that the movie takes place in June 1944. Barbara Nichols mentions that she hasn't heard from her Marine boyfriend in months because "he's busy on Iwo Jima." The invasion of Iwo Jima started in February of 1945. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Harry Corwin: So glad you could make it, doll. So glad you could make it.
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Connections

Featured in American Masters: By Sidney Lumet (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

(I Got Spurs That) Jingle Jangle Jingle
(uncredited)
Words by Frank Loesser and music by Joseph J. Lilley
Heard in the railroad buffet car
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Garbage
13 July 2019 | by jimbarnardSee all my reviews

Did anyone notice the Tab Hunter character's casual attitude toward mild violence directed at the Sophia Loren character? Probably not, since this sort of thing was so standard in 1950s films (more so than in the 1930s or 1940s) that most people simply don't notice it. This is just one of the elements that make this film a travesty IMO.


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