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)

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


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

Dr. Julian Winston: I'm a bastard, the biggest bastard in the whole world.
Toni Simmons: Julian, please, you're starting to make it sound like bragging.

Igor Sullivan: Sorry Julian whoever you are.

Toni Simmons: Right now, she's surrounded by her husband, her ex-boyfriend, her current boyfriend and maybe her future boyfriend.

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Facts about

Burt Brinckerhoff was nominated for the 1966 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actor in a Drama for "Cactus Flower" in the role of Igor.
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.
Lauren Bacall played the part of Stephanie Dickinson on the Broadway stage.
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