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Het Meisje en de Twijfelaar (1962)

Two for the Seesaw (original title)
Jerry Ryan is wandering aimlessly around New York, having given up his law career in Nebraska when his wife asked for a divorce. He meets up with Gittel Mosca, an impoverished dancer from ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Wise

Writers:

William Gibson (play), Isobel Lennart (screenplay)
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Robert Mitchum ... Jerry Ryan
Shirley MacLaine ... Gittel Mosca
Edmon Ryan ... Frank Taubman
Elisabeth Fraser ... Sophie
Eddie Firestone ... Oscar
Billy Gray Billy Gray ... Mr. Jacoby
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Storyline

Jerry Ryan is wandering aimlessly around New York, having given up his law career in Nebraska when his wife asked for a divorce. He meets up with Gittel Mosca, an impoverished dancer from Greenwich Village, and the two try to straighten out their lives together. Written by Will Gilbert

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a square from Nebraska? an off-beatnik from Greenwich Village? It just didn't figure... that they would... that they could... that they did!

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

18 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1963 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Het Meisje en de Twijfelaar See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Shirley MacLaine and Robert Mitchum began a love affair that lasted four years during the shooting of this film. See more »

Goofs

During one of first phone conversations between Gittel and Jerry, albums in her record rack don't come close to matching from shot to shot. See more »

Quotes

Jerry Ryan: You've nothing better to do.
Gittel 'Mosca' Moscawitz: I've eleven different things I could be doing!
Jerry Ryan: Different isn't better. Why aren't you doing them?
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Connections

Featured in Hollywood: The Great Stars (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Gitana
Written and Sung by Victor Lundin (as Vic Lundin)
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User Reviews

 
Great writing, acting, music.
26 April 2003 | by baron-9See all my reviews

The writing is clever. The acting is great. Most of it is Mitchum and MacLaine, but the bit parts are fantastic, like the landlord.

Most of all, Andre Previn did the music. It is so good that it was hard not to attend to it rather than the lines, but I managed.


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