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Goodbye Charlie

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Comedy, SciFi/Fantasy
Release Date:January 1, 1964
Running time:116 minutes
Cast:Tony Curtis, Debbie Reynolds, Pat Boone, Joanna Barnes, Ellen Burstyn
Director:Vincente Minelli
Writer:George Axelrod, Harry Kurnitz

Description: George Axelrod's Goodbye Charlie flopped on Broadway with Lauren Bacall in the lead, but fared a little better as a film vehicle for Debbie Reynolds. Charlie (Harry Madden) is an inveterate philanderer who is shot dead by jealous husband Walter Matthau. Through a celestial fluke, Charlie's soul enters the well-rounded body of Debbie Reynolds. In this form, Charlie/Debbie seeks to settle old scores with her murderer as well as several other enemies. As if these aren't complications enough, Charlie's best friend Tony Curtis falls in love with Debbie, knowing full well that Debbie isn't really Debbie. If you liked Goodbye Charlie once, you'll love it twice: Blake Edwards retooled the whole megillah for Ellen Barkin, added a trendy feminist underlining, and came up with Switch (1991).~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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