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Promise Her Anything (1966)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 22 February 1966 (USA)
A young lady has been widowed and left with a baby son to bring up alone. She decides that the baby needs a father figure and decides to marry a psychologist. She hides her son with an ... See full summary »

Director:

Arthur Hiller

Writers:

William Peter Blatty (screen story), William Peter Blatty (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Warren Beatty ... Harley Rummel
Leslie Caron ... Michele O'Brien
Robert Cummings ... Dr. Philip Brock (as Bob Cummings)
Keenan Wynn ... Angelo Carelli
Hermione Gingold ... Mrs. Luce
Lionel Stander ... Sam
Asa Maynor ... Rusty
Cathleen Nesbitt ... Mrs. Brock
Michael Bradley Michael Bradley ... John Thomas
Warren Mitchell ... Frank Focus / Panel Moderator
Sydney Tafler Sydney Tafler ... Panel Participant
Michael Kane Michael Kane ... Staff Doctor
Riggs O'Hara Riggs O'Hara ... Glue Sniffer
Mavis Villiers ... Rusty's Mother
Margaret Nolan ... Mail-Order Film Girl
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Storyline

A young lady has been widowed and left with a baby son to bring up alone. She decides that the baby needs a father figure and decides to marry a psychologist. She hides her son with an upstairs neighbour until she has got her man. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Taglines:

Promise her anything...BUT TAKE HER TO OUR PICTURE FIRST!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Prométele cualquier cosa See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Seven Arts Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Barry composed a rejected score. See more »

Goofs

The symbols the "doctor" draws on the wall for John Thomas change from when first drawn to the following shot. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Philip Brock: But you don't understand, he is a very exceptional child.
Harley Rummel: Of course, he's an exceptional child - he's mine.
Dr. Philip Brock: No. Absolutely not. You have signed a release.
Harley Rummel: I want my baby. I can't live without him!
Dr. Philip Brock: Mr. Rummel, don't you want your baby cured?
Harley Rummel: I want him home.
Dr. Philip Brock: But you must leave him here - in the interests of science.
Dr. Philip Brock: Science! Science! what does science know of a father's love? Can it mend a broken heart?
Dr. Philip Brock: Now you listen to me. Now this child remains here tonight. We've got to photograph him before...
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Connections

References The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Promise Her Anything
Lyrics by Hal David
Music by Burt Bacharach
Sung by Tom Jones
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Broken Promises...
11 January 2006 | by JasparLamarCrabbSee all my reviews

Forget ISHTAR and TOWN AND COUNTRY if you're looking for Warren Beatty's worst film --- PROMISE HER ANYTHING is it. Beatty's an "art film" director saddled with sitting for divorcée Leslie Caron's baby. He's lecherous enough to try and fool her into thinking he's not what he is in hopes of getting her into bed. She has her sights on psychiatrist Bob Cummings. There is very little that's funny despite the presence of comic experts like Cummings, Lionel Stander, and Hermione Gingold. Caron is not bad and she's extremely beautiful, but Beatty is completely at sea and obviously very uncomfortable playing in a farce. For some reason it's set in Greenwich Village but filmed in a studio in England. It looks and feels that way...and that's not a compliment! Promise yourself that you won't bother with this dog. Beatty would have A LOT more luck with comedy ten years later by creating the biting satire SHAMPOO.


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