Cactus Flower Overview:

Cactus Flower (1969) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Gene Saks and produced by M.J. Frankovich.

The film was based on the play of the same name written by Abe Burrows performed at the Royale Theatre, NY & Longacre Theatre, NY from Dec 8, 1965 - Nov 23, 1968.

Academy Awards 1969 --- Ceremony Number 42 (source: AMPAS)

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Best Supporting ActressGoldie HawnWon
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Missing Billy Wilder in "Cactus Flower"

By Rick29 on Feb 10, 2020 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Goldie Hawn as Toni. I.A.L. Diamond co-wrote some pretty amazing screenplays--his work includes The Apartment and Some Like It Hot. Of course, his writing partner on those films was a guy named Billy Wilder. Mr. Diamond also occasionally branched out on his own. That was the case with the 1969 come... Read full article


The Wonderful Ingrid Bergman Blogathon: Cactus Flower

By Annmarie Gatti on Aug 29, 2015 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Ingrid Bergman as the ‘uptight outta sight’ Miss Dickinson… in Cactus Flower… Cactus Flower, starring Walter Matthau, Goldie Hawn and the lovely Ingrid Bergman Why do I love this film? Well, there are so many reasons… the spiraling-out-of-control plot, the witty dialog,... Read full article


“Cactus Flower” (1969)

By Amy on Jul 30, 2013 From Random Pictures

Unexpected gem: Cactus Flower, directed by Gene Saks, viewed thanks to Turner Classic Movies. Saks, who also directed Barefoot in the Park (1967) and The Odd Couple (1968), worked a fair amount with writer/producer Neil Simon. More recently, he played Woody Allen’s father in Deconstructing Har... Read full article


Cactus Flower (1969)

By Kristen on Sep 21, 2012 From Journeys in Classic Film

Cactus Flower made my TCM Top Twelve back in June and boy did I wait too long to watch it. ?I?thoroughly?enjoyed this story of mistaken identity, gender studies, and a delightful Goldie Hawn as a confused girl simply looking for love. ?The film does provide easy outs as the film comes to its conclus... Read full article


CACTUS FLOWER (1969) and GOLDIE HAWN FUN FACTS.

By Dawn on Dec 7, 2009 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Goldie Hawn, was born November 21, 1945 in Washinton D.C. to Laura Steinhoff a jewelry shop/dance school owner and Edward Rutledge Hawn, a band musician. She has one sister, Patricia. By the age of three Goldie was taking ballet and tap dance lessons, and by the time she turned ten, she was dancing ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Toni Simmons: Did you get a load of that girl?
Dr. Julian Winston: Well, I wasn't paying much attention...
Toni Simmons: When she bent over, it looked like she had her knees up inside her dress.


(phone rings)
Stephanie: It's a young lady. She's a stewardess with Austraila Airlines. She says she's free this evening...
Dr. Julian Winston: Tell her I'm grounded!
<Stephanie: I'm sorry, Miss, but Dr Winston doesn't do that kind of work any more.


Harvey Greenfield: You want me to act natural and flirt with you at the same time???


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Facts about

In the record store, a customer approaches Toni and asks her a question. The album he is holding happens to be the original cast recording of the musical "Mame" starring Angela Lansbury. This is an homage to the film's director Gene Saks, since he also directed "Mame" when it opened on Broadway in 1966.
Making this movie was the first time Ingrid Bergman had been on a Hollywood sound stage since the 1940s - all her subsequent films up to that point had been made in Europe, even those for American studios.
Brenda Vaccaro was nominated for the 1966 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actress in a Drama for "Cactus Flower" as Toni.
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