Goodbye Charlie (1964)

117 mins | Comedy | 1964

Director:

Vincente Minnelli

Writer:

Harry Kurnitz

Producer:

David Weisbart

Cinematographer:

Milton Krasner

Editor:

John W. Holmes

Production Designers:

Jack Martin Smith, Richard Day

Production Company:

Venice Productions
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HISTORY

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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Asst cam
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
Set dec
COSTUMES
Cost des
Ward
Women's ward
Women's ward
MUSIC
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec photog eff
Spec photog eff
MAKEUP
Makeup
Hairstyles for Miss Reynolds
Supv hairstylist
PRODUCTION MISC
Loc mgr
Stills
Key grip
Gaffer
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Goodbye Charlie by George Axelrod (New York, 16 Dec 1959).
SONGS
"Goodbye Charlie" and "Seven at Once," music and lyrics by Andre Previn and Dory Langdon, sung by Jerry Wallace.
PERFORMER
DETAILS
Release Date:
1964
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 18 November 1964
Copyright Claimant:
Venice Productions
Copyright Date:
18 November 1964
Copyright Number:
LP29335
Physical Properties:
Sound
Westrex
Color
De Luxe
Widescreen/ratio
CinemaScope
Duration(in mins):
117
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

During a yachting party given by Hungarian film producer Sir Leopold Sartori, Sir Leopold finds his wife with screenwriter Charlie Sorel. Sartori shoots Sorel, whose body falls into the sea and is never recovered. When George Tracy, Charlie's best friend and executor of his will, is at Charlie's seaside home straightening out the dead man's affairs, a blonde woman appears and tells him that she is Charlie reincarnated. Charlie begins to enjoy being a woman with a man's mind. She flirts with millionaire Bruce Minton and tries to blackmail some of the wealthy married women with whom the male Charlie had been having affairs. George is appalled by Charlie's behavior but attracted to her at the same time. Sir Leopold is also attracted to Charlie, and when his wife finds Charlie in his embrace, she shoots Charlie, who once again falls into the sea. George is preparing to hush up the affair when an attractive young woman appears with a large dog, which turns out to be the third incarnation of Charlie. George and the woman are immediately attracted to each other, while the canine Charlie finds pleasure with a bottle of ... +


During a yachting party given by Hungarian film producer Sir Leopold Sartori, Sir Leopold finds his wife with screenwriter Charlie Sorel. Sartori shoots Sorel, whose body falls into the sea and is never recovered. When George Tracy, Charlie's best friend and executor of his will, is at Charlie's seaside home straightening out the dead man's affairs, a blonde woman appears and tells him that she is Charlie reincarnated. Charlie begins to enjoy being a woman with a man's mind. She flirts with millionaire Bruce Minton and tries to blackmail some of the wealthy married women with whom the male Charlie had been having affairs. George is appalled by Charlie's behavior but attracted to her at the same time. Sir Leopold is also attracted to Charlie, and when his wife finds Charlie in his embrace, she shoots Charlie, who once again falls into the sea. George is preparing to hush up the affair when an attractive young woman appears with a large dog, which turns out to be the third incarnation of Charlie. George and the woman are immediately attracted to each other, while the canine Charlie finds pleasure with a bottle of vodka. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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