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* NoTimeToExplain: When Julian reads Toni's SpurnedIntoSuicide letter, he changes out of his lab coat and rushes out immediately, outright refusing to explain the situation to Stephanie, though she suspects it has to do with one of his girlfriends. Not only does Stephanie have to make excuses to his patients about what happened to the doctor, but has no idea who Toni is when Igor phones the very next moment to report that Toni is alive.

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* NoTimeToExplain: When Julian reads Toni's SpurnedIntoSuicide letter, he changes out of his lab coat and rushes out immediately, outright refusing to explain the situation to Stephanie, though she suspects it has to do with one of his girlfriends. Not only does Stephanie have to make excuses to his patients about what happened to the doctor, but she has no idea who Toni is when Igor phones the very next moment to report that Toni is alive.



'''Toni''' ''(Shrugs)'': Oh, that. Nobody here looks. Most of our customers are ''classical''.

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'''Toni''' ''(Shrugs)'': ''(shrugs)'': Oh, that. Nobody here looks. Most of our customers are ''classical''.


* MatchCut: From Julian with his hands in a patient's mouth, to a rather agitated Stephanie in the office darkroom with her hands in a pan, developing X-rays.

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* MatchCut: From Julian with his hands in a patient's mouth, to a rather agitated Stephanie in the office darkroom with her hands in a pan, developing X-rays.X-rays.
* VideoCredits: The IrisOut on the cactus is paused. Then there's a video clip of Matthau, which irises out--and is paused, and left on the screen. Then the same with Bergman, Hawn, and the other main players.


* VisualTitleDrop: Act Two, Scene Five. "Doctor's office, the next morning. Stage is empty. There is one interesting change in the office. A special spot is directed at Stephanie's cactus plant which has blossomed! There is a good-sized, lovely flower. After a moment the rest of the lights come up."



* InadvertentEntranceCut: Julian is brainstorming over who to get to play Stephanie's boyfriend. He says "We have to find someone we can trust," and at that moment his freeloading friend Harvey comes in for his appointment.

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* InadvertentEntranceCut: InadvertentEntranceCue: Julian is brainstorming over who to get to play Stephanie's boyfriend. He says "We have to find someone we can trust," and at that moment his freeloading friend Harvey comes in for his appointment.

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* InadvertentEntranceCut: Julian is brainstorming over who to get to play Stephanie's boyfriend. He says "We have to find someone we can trust," and at that moment his freeloading friend Harvey comes in for his appointment.


* ConversationCut: Julian starts to get deeper into the web of lies with Toni, telling her that his "wife" wants the divorce too because she's also having an affair. This backfires hugely when Toni decides they have to meet the prospective new husband as well. Toni demands to see him, Julian says "No no no no no," and we cut to Stephanie saying "No no no no no" as Julian is trying to wheedle her into going along with this new complication in the plan.

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* ConversationCut: Julian starts to get deeper into the web of lies with Toni, telling her that his "wife" wants the divorce too because she's also having an affair. This backfires hugely when Toni decides they have to meet the prospective new husband as well. Toni demands to see him, Julian says "No no no no no," and we cut to Stephanie saying "No no no no no" as Julian is trying to wheedle her into going along with this new complication in the plan.plan.
* MatchCut: From Julian with his hands in a patient's mouth, to a rather agitated Stephanie in the office darkroom with her hands in a pan, developing X-rays.


* AndStarring: Hawn gets an "introducing" credit. She was already famous due to her being on the TV show ''Laugh-In''.

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* AndStarring: Hawn gets an "introducing" credit. She was already famous due to her being on the TV show ''Laugh-In''.''Laugh-In''.
* ConversationCut: Julian starts to get deeper into the web of lies with Toni, telling her that his "wife" wants the divorce too because she's also having an affair. This backfires hugely when Toni decides they have to meet the prospective new husband as well. Toni demands to see him, Julian says "No no no no no," and we cut to Stephanie saying "No no no no no" as Julian is trying to wheedle her into going along with this new complication in the plan.


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* AndStarring: Hawn gets an "introducing" credit. She was already famous due to her being on the TV show ''Laugh-In''.


The play's original New York cast included Creator/LaurenBacall as Stephanie. The 1969 film version, released by Creator/ColumbiaPictures, starred Creator/IngridBergman and Creator/WalterMatthau, with Creator/GoldieHawn making her big-screen debut (and winning an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward) as Toni; the adapted screenplay was by I.A.L. Diamond, a frequent collaborator of Creator/BillyWilder. A 2011 movie remake was titled ''Film/JustGoWithIt''.

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The play's original New York cast included Creator/LaurenBacall as Stephanie. The 1969 film version, released by Creator/ColumbiaPictures, Creator/ColumbiaPictures and directed by Gene Saks, starred Creator/IngridBergman and Creator/WalterMatthau, with Creator/GoldieHawn making her big-screen debut (and winning an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward) as Toni; the adapted screenplay was by I.A.L. Diamond, a frequent collaborator of Creator/BillyWilder. A 2011 movie remake was titled ''Film/JustGoWithIt''.


The play's original New York cast included Creator/LaurenBacall as Stephanie. The 1969 film version, released by Creator/ColumbiaPictures, starred Creator/IngridBergman and Creator/WalterMatthau, with Creator/GoldieHawn making her big-screen debut (and winning an AcademyAward) as Toni; the adapted screenplay was by I.A.L. Diamond, a frequent collaborator of Creator/BillyWilder. A 2011 movie remake was titled ''Film/JustGoWithIt''.

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The play's original New York cast included Creator/LaurenBacall as Stephanie. The 1969 film version, released by Creator/ColumbiaPictures, starred Creator/IngridBergman and Creator/WalterMatthau, with Creator/GoldieHawn making her big-screen debut (and winning an AcademyAward) UsefulNotes/AcademyAward) as Toni; the adapted screenplay was by I.A.L. Diamond, a frequent collaborator of Creator/BillyWilder. A 2011 movie remake was titled ''Film/JustGoWithIt''.


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The play's original New York cast included Creator/LaurenBacall as Stephanie. The 1969 film version, released by Creator/ColumbiaPictures, starred Creator/IngridBergman and Creator/WalterMatthau, with Creator/GoldieHawn making her big-screen debut (and winning an Oscar) as Toni; the adapted screenplay was by I.A.L. Diamond, a frequent collaborator of Creator/BillyWilder. A 2011 movie remake was titled ''Film/JustGoWithIt''.

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The play's original New York cast included Creator/LaurenBacall as Stephanie. The 1969 film version, released by Creator/ColumbiaPictures, starred Creator/IngridBergman and Creator/WalterMatthau, with Creator/GoldieHawn making her big-screen debut (and winning an Oscar) AcademyAward) as Toni; the adapted screenplay was by I.A.L. Diamond, a frequent collaborator of Creator/BillyWilder. A 2011 movie remake was titled ''Film/JustGoWithIt''.''Film/JustGoWithIt''.


Dr. Julian Winston, D.D.S., has a Park Avenue office recent remodeled with a hi-fi stereo. He's been known to fix the teeth of pretty girls for free. His secretary-assistant, Stephanie Dickinson, who keeps a small cactus plant on her desk, efficiently handles Dr. Winston's needs during his working hours. After hours, he consorts with other women, these days usually with Toni (Antoinette) Simmons, a 21-year-old thing who works at the L.P. Record Shop in Greenwich Village. He does not have a wife and three children, but Toni has lived and loved him for the past year under exactly that impression. He's willing to say anything to Toni to prove he loves her in all honesty, but when he tells Toni he'll get a divorce and marry her and she demands to meet the wife first, he finds himself confronted with a side of Stephanie he never knew in all his years of working with her when he presses her into playing the part of Mrs. Winston.

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Dr. Julian Winston, D.D.S., has a Park Avenue office recent that has recently been remodeled with a hi-fi stereo. He's been known to fix the teeth of pretty girls for free. His secretary-assistant, Stephanie Dickinson, who keeps a small cactus plant on her desk, efficiently handles Dr. Winston's needs during his working hours. After hours, he consorts with other women, these days usually with Toni (Antoinette) Simmons, a 21-year-old thing who works at the L.P. Record Shop in Greenwich Village. He does not have a wife and three children, but Toni has lived and loved him for the past year under exactly that impression. He's willing to say anything to Toni to prove he loves her in all honesty, but when he tells Toni he'll get a divorce and marry her and she demands to meet the wife first, he finds himself confronted with a side of Stephanie he never knew in all his years of working with her when he presses her into playing the part of Mrs. Winston.



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The play's original New York cast included Creator/LaurenBacall as Stephanie. The 1969 film version, released by Creator/ColumbiaPictures, starred Creator/IngridBergman and Creator/WalterMatthau, with Creator/GoldieHawn making her big-screen debut as Toni; the adapted screenplay was by I.A.L. Diamond, a frequent collaborator of Creator/BillyWilder. A 2011 movie remake was titled ''Film/JustGoWithIt''.

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The play's original New York cast included Creator/LaurenBacall as Stephanie. The 1969 film version, released by Creator/ColumbiaPictures, starred Creator/IngridBergman and Creator/WalterMatthau, with Creator/GoldieHawn making her big-screen debut (and winning an Oscar) as Toni; the adapted screenplay was by I.A.L. Diamond, a frequent collaborator of Creator/BillyWilder. A 2011 movie remake was titled ''Film/JustGoWithIt''.


* Beautiful All Along/Hollywood Homely/She Cleans Up Nicely: Played with: A more middle aged version of this in Ingrid Bergman, who even for her age, was still quite clearly a looker. Played with as it mostly seems to be Julian who can't see she's attractive though, and this is mainly because he views her as 'defeminizing' and has never seen her out of work.


'''''Cactus Flower''''' is a 1965 play by Abe Burrows. Burrows adapted the French farce ''Fleur de cactus'' by Pierre Barillet and Jean-Pierre Gredy, changing the setting from Paris to New York.

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'''''Cactus Flower''''' ''Cactus Flower'' is a 1965 play by Abe Burrows. Burrows adapted the French farce ''Fleur de cactus'' by Pierre Barillet and Jean-Pierre Gredy, changing the setting from Paris to New York.

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* ModelingPoses: Toni poses for Igor with the mink stole from Julian, just to prove it's not her style.

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