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Goodbye, Columbus (1969) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Larry Peerce and produced by Stanley R. Jaffe.

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

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Best WritingArnold SchulmanNominated
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Neil Klugman: [discussing birth control] What do you take?
Brenda Patimkin: Nothing. Turn off the water.
Neil Klugman: Nothing?
Brenda Patimkin: Listen, I tried the pills, but they made me fat and made me sick, and besides every single day you read something new about them in the paper, so I decided I was better off with nothing.
Neil Klugman: [pause] Brenda, I'd like to talk to you about nothing.


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Barbara Parkins was offered the role of Brenda but declined.
The wedding scene, as filmed, included a magnificent 10-minute speech by Monroe Arnold as Uncle Leo - a real tour de force. But it didn't fit the mood of the rest of the picture, and was cut to 45 seconds. It was a bitter blow to Arnold, and helped him decide to retire from acting not long afterward.
Jaclyn Smith's film debut.
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