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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)

Best Supporting ActressGoldie HawnWon

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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


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

“Cactus Flower” (1969): An Unexpected Gem

By Amy on Nov 30, -0001 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 ... Read full article

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Quotes from

Stephanie: You go to your church and I'll go to mine.

Harvey Greenfield: Dr. Winston asked me to make an appointment for a lady friend of mine.
Stephanie: How about a week from Tuesday at 7AM?
Harvey Greenfield: You're kidding? I'm asleep at 7AM.
Stephanie: Oh, I thought the appointment was for a lady?
Harvey Greenfield: That's right. We're both asleep at 7AM. I'm sorry, I hope I haven't shocked you?
Stephanie: No, but it must be a terrible shock for her.

Harvey Greenfield: Good, very good... That's such a big, dirty, rotten, filthy lie, it has class.

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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.
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.
The three kids seen behind the GTO in the GM 5th Avenue showroom during Walter Matthau and Goldie Hawn's NY walkabout are David and Jenny Matthau and I.A.L. Diamond's son Paul.
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