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Who Was That Lady? (1960)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 8 April 1960 (Finland)
Ill-advised by a pal, a chemistry professor falsely claims he is an undercover FBI agent in order to cover-up his marital infidelity but his lie, although swallowed by his wife, gets him in trouble with the real FBI, the CIA and the KGB.

Director:

George Sidney

Writers:

Norman Krasna (play), Norman Krasna
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tony Curtis ... David Wilson
Dean Martin ... Michael Haney
Janet Leigh ... Ann Wilson
James Whitmore ... Harry Powell
John McIntire ... Bob Doyle
Barbara Nichols ... Gloria Coogle
Larry Keating ... Parker
Larry Storch ... Orenov
Simon Oakland ... Belka
Joi Lansing ... Florence Coogle
Barbara Hines Barbara Hines ... Foreign Exchange Student
Marion Javits Marion Javits ... Miss Mellish
Mike Lane ... Glinka (as Michael Lane)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pamela Curran Pamela Curran
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Storyline

In order to get back into the good graces with his wife with whom he has had a misunderstanding, a young chemistry professor concocts a wild story that he is an undercover FBI agent. To help him with his story he enlists the aid of a friend who is a TV writer. The wife swallows the story and later real FBI agents and enemy spies become involved in the scheme. Written by alfiehitchie

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A perfectly natural question for a wife to ask...but the FBI is making a federal case out of it! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Shirley Maclaine was originally supposed to star but she changed her mind, and made " Can-Can" with Frank Sinatra instead. See more »

Goofs

During the scene in the ESB's basement, after Ann storms out and David comes to, the unconscious Michael (lying on the ground) disappears from where he's lying as David walks past that spot and reappears when David returns. The bucket earlier thrown at him by Ann does not disappear, although it changes position after every cut. See more »

Quotes

Michael Haney: [pointing to a pair of voluptuous dames] Get a load of how those girls are assembled...
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Crazy Credits

Tony Curtis physically rips the title off the screen. See more »

Connections

Features The Huckleberry Hound Show (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Who Was That Lady?
by Sammy Cahn & Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
Sung by Dean Martin
Capitol Records
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User Reviews

 
Hilarious! Don't read the last two lines,It's a surprise
7 February 2006 | by jla16See all my reviews

"Who was That Lady" is an amazingly creative comedy.Tony Curtis is a loving husband with a beautiful but very jealous wife.His best friend Dean Martin is hysterical! These two men plot to relieve Tony's wife Janet Leigh of her jealous suspicions with the most outrageous fabrications ever invented. I don't want to give away all the fun, but you have to see the number of schemes Dean Martin comes up with and she continually is more proud of her husband, an innocent professor,who was seen by his wife being kissed by a female as she leaves class.Janet Leigh wants to know who was that lady kissing you and why,she then decides to just leave him.So he goes to his womanizing buddy for advise. He's desperate therefore takes some crazy idea and tells her he's doing work undercover for the govt..Some real spy's over hear and trouble ensues.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 1960 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Irresistível Tentação See more »

Company Credits

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Ansark-Sidney See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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