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Not with My Wife, You Don't! (1966)

Approved | | Comedy | January 1967 (Austria)
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During the Korean War, Italian nurse Virna Lisi falls in love with two American fliers, Tony Curtis and George C. Scott. Lisi marries Curtis after he convinces her that Scott has been ... See full summary »

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Norman Panama

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Norman Panama (screenplay), Larry Gelbart (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Curtis ... Tom Ferris
Virna Lisi ... Julie Ferris
George C. Scott ... 'Tank' Martin
Carroll O'Connor ... General Maynard C. Parker
Richard Eastham ... General Milt Walters
Eddie Ryder Eddie Ryder ... Sgt. Gilroy
George Tyne ... Sgt. Dogerty
Ann Doran ... Doris Parker
Donna Danton Donna Danton ... Nurse Sally Ann
Natalie Core Natalie Core ... Lillian Walters
Buck Young ... Air Police Colonel
Maurice Dallimore ... BBC Commentator
Robert Cleaves Robert Cleaves ... Time Reporter
Karla Most Karla Most ... Italian Maid
Betty Bresler Betty Bresler ... Miss Ephron
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Storyline

During the Korean War, Italian nurse Virna Lisi falls in love with two American fliers, Tony Curtis and George C. Scott. Lisi marries Curtis after he convinces her that Scott has been killed in a plane crash. She soon discovers Scott is alive, but remains happily married to Curtis until Scott re-enters their lives 14 years later. Written by Jeanne Armintrout <Jeannee@uwyo.edu>

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In the air, they go after glory. On the ground, they're after the same woman!

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1967 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

The Big Brass See more »

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Production Co:

Fernwood-Reynard See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Both the leading actors for this movie appeared in a Stanley Kubrick movie. Tony Curtis worked with Kubrick in the film Spartacus (1960) while George C. Scott in the film Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Loved the Bomb (1964). See more »

Goofs

At the end of the fight scene in the hotel room with the general next door, Julie Ferris says, "Boys! Boys! Boys!" but her lips do not move. See more »

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Sgt. Gilroy: THAT's Big Ben!
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My Inamorata
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Music by John Williams (as Johnny Williams)
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
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Road to Labrador
20 July 2009 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Korean War buddies Tony Curtis (as Tom) and George C. Scott (as Tank) would rather fight over blonde Italian beauty Virna Lisi (as Julie). She likes to have two of everything, but Ms. Lisi can't juggle two contentious colonels. Lisi marries Mr. Curtis, but since he won her deceptively, she may decide to hook up with Mr. Scott. Naturally, Mr. Curtis thinks, "Not with My Wife, You Don't!"

After Bob Hope's cameo, it occurred to me that if they were 20 years younger, Mr. Hope and Bing Crosby might have starred in this film. Hope would play "Tom" and Mr. Crosby would be perfect as "Tank"; of course, somehow both Hope and Crosby would be sent snow-sledding to Labrador. Now, who would win Virna Lisi is debatable. Well, flash-forward to director Norman Panama's present…

The actors have a few good moments, like Curtis trying show Scott he's temporarily gone blind, in an early hospital scene. And, later in the running time, watch for the very best part of the movie, with Scott and Curtis joining Lisi in a black-and-white Italian movie spoof - if only the entire movie were as good as this scene. Most prophetic line: Curtis, in Arab drag, says "Let's get the Shah on the road."

**** Not with My Wife, You Don't! (11/2/66) Norman Panama ~ Tony Curtis, George C. Scott, Virna Lisi


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