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Goodbye Charlie Details


George Axelrod's Goodbye Charlie flopped on Broadway with Lauren Bacall in the lead, but fared a little better as a film vehicle for Debbie Reynolds. Charlie (Harry Madden) is an inveterate philanderer who is shot dead by jealous husband Walter Matthau. Through a celestial fluke, Charlie's soul enters the well-rounded body of Debbie Reynolds. In this form, Charlie/Debbie seeks to settle old scores with her murderer as well as several other enemies. As if these aren't complications enough, Charlie's best friend Tony Curtis falls in love with Debbie, knowing full well that Debbie isn't really Debbie. If you liked Goodbye Charlie once, you'll love it twice: Blake Edwards retooled the whole megillah for Ellen Barkin, added a trendy feminist underlining, and came up with Ellen Barkin (1991). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Tony Curtis
as George Tracy
Debbie Reynolds
as Charlie Sorel (Female)
Pat Boone
as Bruce Minton
Joanna Barnes
as Janie
Ellen Burstyn
as Franny
Laura Devon
as Rusty
Walter Matthau
as Sir Leopold Sartori
Martin Gabel
as Norton Craft
Roger C. Carmel
as Inspector
Michael Romanoff
as Patron
Anthony Eustrel
as Butler
Donna Michelle
as Guest on Yacht
James Brolin
Jerry Dunphy
as TV Newscaster
Sydney Guilaroff
as Patrons at Beauty Salon
Myrna Hansen
as Starlet
Harry Madden
as Charlie Sorel (Male)
Jack Richardson
as Party Guest
Harry Madden
as Charlie Sorel (Male)
Sydney Guilaroff
as Patrons at Beauty Salon
Jerry Dunphy
as TV Newscaster
Myrna Hansen
as Starlet


Vincente Minnelli
David Weisbart
George Axelrod
Play Author
Harry Kurnitz
Milton Krasner
Andre Previn
Composer (Music Score)
Andre Previn
Dory Langdon
Richard Day
Art Director
Jack Martin Smith
Art Director
Keogh Gleason
Set Designer
Walter Scott
Set Designer
Helen Rose
Costume Designer
Elmer Raguse
Sound/Sound Designer