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Goodbye Charlie (1964)

Shot by a jealous husband, Charley falls out a porthole and is lost at sea only to find himself returned as an attractive blond woman. His best friend is staying at his house as he puts ... See full summary »

Director:

Vincente Minnelli

Writers:

George Axelrod (play), Harry Kurnitz (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tony Curtis ... George Tracy
Debbie Reynolds ... Charlie Sorel / Virginia Mason
Pat Boone ... Bruce Minton III
Joanna Barnes ... Janie Highland
Walter Matthau ... Sir Leopold Sartori
Ellen Burstyn ... Franny Saltzmann (as Ellen McRae)
Laura Devon ... Rusty Sartori
Martin Gabel ... Morton Craft
Roger C. Carmel ... Inspector Frank McGill (as Roger Carmel)
Harry Madden Harry Madden ... Charlie Sorel
Myrna Hansen Myrna Hansen ... Starlet
Michael Romanoff ... Restaurant Patron
Michael Jackson ... Michael Jackson
Anthony Eustrel ... Butler (as Antony Eustrel)
Donna Michelle Donna Michelle ... Woman Doing the Twist on Yacht
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Storyline

Shot by a jealous husband, Charley falls out a porthole and is lost at sea only to find himself returned as an attractive blond woman. His best friend is staying at his house as he puts Charlie's affairs in order and after being convinced, finds himself an unwilling helper in Charlie's new plan to marry into money. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Taglines:

They don't make girls like "Charlie" anymore -- they never did!


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 1964 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Au revoir Charlie See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Venice Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first feature film Vincente Minnelli had made away from M-G-M in his entire career. See more »

Goofs

George begins to tell her his idea about the operation and tells her to sit down. Several things can be seen from the side shot on the desk in front of her as she sits. First, four piles of cards are face up with the rest of the deck face down in a single pile to the left of them. Her purse and the ashtray are above them closer to the far edge of the desk. Then when they switch to a front shot of her, things have changed. The denomination of face-up cards are different and the rest of the deck face down is now in two piles instead of one. Also, her purse and ashtray are now in line with the piles of cards, and not above them as before. See more »

Quotes

Janie Highland: Did you know Charlie Sorel had a wife?
Franny Saltzmann: One of his own?
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Connections

Version of Letzte Grüße, lieber Charlie (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Seven at Once
Lyrics by Dory Previn
Music by André Previn
Sung by Jerry Wallace
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Some will smile, Some will Laugh this movie is for Everyone!!
18 January 2001 | by steve_kadenSee all my reviews

Not every movie made has to have a message. Some are made just to entertain us. John Wayne proved that and "Goodbye Charlie" has taken it to a new height.

Debbie Reynolds and Tony Curtis really had that special chemistry that's always needed in a good comedy and there timing was perfect. Now consider this movie was made around the time when the first civil rights act was passed and it was still believed that "it's a man's world." Debbie Reynolds plays the part of Charlie who was the classic womanizer. He is shot and comes back as a woman (Debbie). He still thinks he's Charlie -- Big Problem especially in 1964.

I rate this movie 5 stars considering the time it was made, the skill of the players and a theme song I just fell in love with. If you need to have a fun afternoon get "Goodbye Charlie"!


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