Goodbye Charlie


1h 57m 1964

Brief Synopsis

When a cavorting Hollwood writer is killed by the angry husband of a woman he was having an affair with, he comes back as a spirit in the form of a beautiful woman and moves in with his/her best friend as a base of operation for enacting sweet revenge.

Film Details

Genre
Comedy
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1964
Premiere Information
New York opening: 18 Nov 1964
Production Company
Venice Productions
Distribution Company
Twentieth Century--Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Goodbye Charlie by George Axelrod (New York, 16 Dec 1959).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 57m
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Color (DeLuxe)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

During a yachting party given by Hungarian film producer Sir Leopold Sartori, Sir Leopold finds his wife with screenwriter Charlie Sorel. Sartori shoots Sorel, whose body falls into the sea and is never recovered. When George Tracy, Charlie's best friend and executor of his will, is at Charlie's seaside home straightening out the dead man's affairs, a blonde woman appears and tells him that she is Charlie reincarnated. Charlie begins to enjoy being a woman with a man's mind. She flirts with millionaire Bruce Minton and tries to blackmail some of the wealthy married women with whom the male Charlie had been having affairs. George is appalled by Charlie's behavior but attracted to her at the same time. Sir Leopold is also attracted to Charlie, and when his wife finds Charlie in his embrace, she shoots Charlie, who once again falls into the sea. George is preparing to hush up the affair when an attractive young woman appears with a large dog, which turns out to be the third incarnation of Charlie. George and the woman are immediately attracted to each other, while the canine Charlie finds pleasure with a bottle of vodka.

Film Details

Genre
Comedy
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1964
Premiere Information
New York opening: 18 Nov 1964
Production Company
Venice Productions
Distribution Company
Twentieth Century--Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Goodbye Charlie by George Axelrod (New York, 16 Dec 1959).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 57m
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Color (DeLuxe)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

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Trivia

Notes

Actress Ellen McRae is also known as Ellen Burstyn.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1964

CinemaScope

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1964