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Release Date:
2 January 1970 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
It doesn't matter who the father is. Jenny has finally found someone to love.
Plot:
An unwed mother-to-be marries a total stranger avoiding the draft. She now has a father for her child and he doesn't have to go to the Army. But this marriage-of-convenience leads to a romance between the two. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. See more »
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A glimpse into the NYC filmmakers community See more (5 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Marlo Thomas ... Jenny

Alan Alda ... Delano
Marian Hailey ... Kay

Elizabeth Wilson ... Mrs. Marsh

Vincent Gardenia ... Mr. Marsh
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fay Bernardi ... Woman

Philip Bruns ... Fred
Robby Galvin ... Boy

Michael Mislove

Charlotte Rae ... Bella Star
Stephen Strimpell ... Peter
Al Thomas ... Delano

Fred Willard

Estelle Winwood

Directed by
George Bloomfield 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
George Bloomfield 
Diana Gould  story
Martin Lavut 

Produced by
Edgar J. Scherick .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Small 
 
Cinematography by
David L. Quaid 
 
Film Editing by
Kent McKinney 
 
Art Direction by
Trevor Williams 
 
Set Decoration by
Alan Hicks  (as John Alan Hicks)
 
Costume Design by
Ann Roth 
 
Makeup Department
John Alese .... makeup artist
E. Thomas Case .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fred T. Gallo .... assistant director
Michael Hertzberg .... assistant director
 
Music Department
Michael Small .... conductor
 

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Also Known As:
"É Difícil Ser Feliz" - Brazil (imdb display title)
"Ai no okurimono" - Japan (imdb display title)
"Jenny" - Greece
"Jenny" - Norway (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
86 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Iceland:L | Singapore:PG | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:12 (video) | USA:M
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Trivia:
Not to be confused with a 1970 Australian documentary film called "Jenny", which won an award at the Cannes Film Festival in the social commentary category.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: Jenny refers to the bad marriage between Aldo Ray and Judy Holliday in the movie "The Marrying Kind", but she calls it "Anything Can Happen".See more »
Movie Connections:
Features A Place in the Sun (1951)See more »
Soundtrack:
Queen of FeelingSee more »

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13 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
A glimpse into the NYC filmmakers community, 1 June 2006
Author: anonreviewer from Houston

This is a little piece of autobiography, I suspect. It is really best for giving you a glimpse into some chapter of the screenwriter's life or the life of someone he knew. This is in part a story of New York City and the film makers's lfestyle there. It is about a contrast between the educated and sophisticated and a simpler person. Or at least this is a subtext of the movie, I think.

On the surface, this is about a young girl who gets impregnated by someone who was/is a friend of a NYC filmmaker. He makes commercials. It is an all comsuming business for him. He is knowledgeable and sophisticated. Some friend of his impregnated some country girl who made it to New York. Then this friend moves away and Alda, the filmmaker, is placed in the position of having this pregnant, naive young girl living with him. I think the impregator-friend was his roommate, and now Jenny, the pregnant young girl, is moving into the apartment, after the friend has left town. Or something like that.

Well, Alda at first does not have much sympathy or room in his life for this girl. He sort of ignores her. But they develop a relationship. And so forth.

Not bad, and sort of a window into time and into a certain subculture.

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