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Walter Matthau, Goldie Hawn, Cactus Flower (1969)

Walter Matthau, Goldie Hawn, Cactus Flower (1969)

Romantic comedy directed by Gene Saks, Cactus Flower was a box office hit, becoming the eighth highest-grossing film of 1969. The film's score was composed, arranged, and conducted by Quincy Jones and featured vocalists Sarah Vaughan and Johnny Wesley.

Synopsis, via IMDb:
Dr Julian Winston (Walter Matthau), dentist and bachelor, has decided to marry his much younger girlfriend Toni Simmons (Goldie Hawn). Unfortunately, Julian has kept Toni at bay by telling her that he was already married. Now, he is stuck with having to undo his lie, so he gets his office nurse, Stephanie Dickinson (Ingrid Bergman), to pose as his wife in order to convince Toni that their "marriage" is over. That creates other problems because Stephanie is secretly in love with Julian.

Cast members included Walter Matthau (October 1, 1920 - July 1, 2000), Ingrid Bergman (August 29, 2015 - August 29, 1982), Goldie Hawn (b. November 21, 1945), Jack Weston (August 21, 1924 - May 3, 1996), Rick Lenz (b. November 21, 1939), Vito Scotti (January 26, 1918 - June 5, 1996), Irene Hervey (July 11, 1909 - December 20, 1998), and Eve Bruce.

Hawn, in her major film debut, won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. Bergman was nominated for a Best Actress Golden Globe. Cactus Flower is based on a Broadway play of the same name by American humorist Abe Burrows, who based his play on an earlier French play, Fleur de cactus, by Pierre Barillet and Jean-Pierre Gredy. The play was adapted for the film by Romanian-born screenwriter I.A.L. Diamond.

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