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The Opposite Sex Details


The Opposite Sex is an opulent musical remake of Clare Booth Luce's (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 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 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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


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


David Miller
Joe Pasternak
Clare Boothe
Play Author
Michael Kanin
Ralph Freed
Composer (Music Score)
Nicholas Brodszky
Composer (Music Score)
George Stoll
Composer (Music Score)
Albert Sendrey
Musical Direction/Supervision
Sammy Cahn
Composer (Music Score)
Cedric Gibbons
Art Director
Edwin B. Willis
Set Designer
Henry W. Grace
Set Designer
Helen Rose
Costume Designer
Warren Newcombe
Special Effects
Arnold A. Gillespie
Special Effects
Robert Sidney
William J. Tuttle