The Opposite Sex

The Opposite Sex

Director: David Miller Cast: June Allyson, Joan Collins, Dolores Gray

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Overview

The Opposite Sex

The Opposite Sex is an opulent musical remake of Clare Booth Luce's The Women (1939). June Allyson stars in the old Norma Shearer role, playing the virtuous wife who loses her husband to scheming Joan Collins (as the Joan Crawford character). At first agreeing to a divorce, June decides to win hubby back by utilizing the same crafty feminine wiles that Joan had employed to lead him astray. Doloress Gray plays the counterpart to Rosalind Russell's vitriolic gossip. The original The Women boasted an all-female cast: the remake includes several male characters, played by the likes of MGM contractees Leslie Nielsen and Jeff Richards. Dick Shawn, Jim Backus and Harry James are also on hand, billed as "special guest stars." The satirical bite of The Women has been softened in The Opposite Sex, but musical fans should have a good time. Sammy Cahn, Nicholas Brodszky, Ralph Freed and George Stoll were among the songwriters; Collins, Allyson and Jeff Richards perform musical numbers in the film.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/19/2010
UPC: 0883316298985
Original Release: 1956
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:57:00
Sales rank: 4,123

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
June Allyson Kay Hilliard
Joan Collins Crystal Allen
Dolores Gray Sylvia Fowler
Jeff Richards Buck Winston
Ann Sheridan Amanda Penrose
Ann Miller Gloria Dell
Leslie Nielsen Steve Hilliard
Harry James Himself
Dick Shawn Singer
Jim Backus Psychiatrist
Agnes Moorehead Countess Lavaliere
Charlotte Greenwood Lucy
Joan Blondell Edith Potter
Sam Levene Mike Pearl
Bill Goodwin Howard Fowler
Alice Pearce Olga
Barbara Jo Allen Dolly
Sandy Descher Debbie Hilliard
Carolyn Jones Pat
Jerry Antes Leading Male Dancer
Alan Marshal Ted
Jonathan Hole Phelps Potter
Art Mooney Himself
Jean Andren Gossip
Gail Bonney Actor
Barrie Chase Actor
Donald Dillaway Box Office Man
Kay English Aristocratic Woman
Jo Gilbert Woman Attendant
Bob Hopkins Drunk in 21 Club
Dean Jones Assistant Stage Manager
Celia Lovsky Lutsi
Vivian Marshall Girl
Juanita Moore Maid
Ann Morriss Receptionist
Gordon Richards Butler
Janet Lake Girl on Train
Marc Wilder Dancer
Marjorie Hellen Leg model

Technical Credits
David Miller Director
Nicholas Brodszky Score Composer
Robert J. Bronner Cinematographer
Sammy Cahn Score Composer
Daniel B. Cathcart Art Director
Ralph Freed Score Composer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Arnold A. Gillespie Special Effects
Henry W. Grace Set Decoration/Design
Michael Kanin Screenwriter
Fay Kanin Screenwriter
Skip Martin Musical Direction/Supervision
John McSweeney Editor
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
Joe Pasternak Producer
Helen Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
Albert Sendrey Musical Direction/Supervision
Robert Sidney Choreography
George Stoll Score Composer
William J. Tuttle Makeup
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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