Hollywood writer Charlie Sorrel (Harry Madden) is shot and killed by Hungarian film producer Sir Leopold Sartori (Walter Matthau) when he is caught fooling around with Sartori's wife, Rusty (Laura Devon). Later, passerby Bruce Minton III (Pat Boone) comes to the aid of a dazed woman (Debbie Reynolds) wandering on a beach. She doesn't remember much other than directions to Charlie's residence. The next morning, it all comes back to her: she is the reincarnation of Charlie. After getting over the shock, she convinces her best (and only) friend, George Tracy (Tony Curtis), of her identity. All manner of complications arise as she first accepts the situation and then decides to take advantage of it, with Tracy's reluctant help. Charlie has changed his sex, but he cannot change his ways, and eventually he gets murdered again, only to be reincarnated again, this time as a dog.

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Goodbye Charlie (1964)

Fantasy/Romance/Comedy · 1h 56m

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They don't make girls like "Charlie" anymore -- they never did!

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Hollywood writer Charlie Sorrel (Harry Madden) is shot and killed by Hungarian film producer Sir Leopold Sartori (Walter Matthau) when he is caught fooling around with Sartori's wife, Rusty (Laura Devon). Later, passerby Bruce Minton III (Pat Boone) comes to the aid of a dazed woman (Debbie Reynolds) wandering on a beach. She doesn't remember much other than directions to Charlie's residence. The next morning, it all comes back to her: she is the reincarnation of Charlie. After getting over the shock, she convinces her best (and only) friend, George Tracy (Tony Curtis), of her identity. All manner of complications arise as she first accepts the situation and then decides to take advantage of it, with Tracy's reluctant help. Charlie has changed his sex, but he cannot change his ways, and eventually he gets murdered again, only to be reincarnated again, this time as a dog.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Venice Productions

Budget

$3,500,000

Revenue

$3,700,000
Part Of
Cast
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Tony Curtis

George Tracy
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Debbie Reynolds

Charlie Sorel / Virginia Mason
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Pat Boone

Bruce Minton III
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Joanna Barnes

Janie Highland
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Ellen Burstyn

Franny Saltzmann (as Ellen McRae)
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Laura Devon

Rusty Sartori
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Martin Gabel

Morton Craft
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Roger C. Carmel

Inspector Frank McGill (as Roger Carmel)
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Harry Madden

Charlie Sorel
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Myrna Hansen

Starlet
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Michael Romanoff

Patron
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Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson
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Anthony Eustrel

Butler (as Antony Eustrel)
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Donna Michelle

Woman Doing the Twist on Yacht
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Walter Matthau

Sir Leopold Sartori
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James Brolin

Man Doing the Twist on Yacht (uncredited)
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Paul Cristo

Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Jerry Dunphy

T.V. Newscaster (uncredited)
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Sydney Guilaroff

Hairdresser at Beauty Salon (uncredited)
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Rudy Hansen

German in Bistro (uncredited)
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Forbes Murray

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Paul Power

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Jack Richardson

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Christopher Riordan

Elegant Bistro Customer (uncredited)
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Hal Taggart

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Edward Wermel

German in Bistro (uncredited)
Crew
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Vincente Minnelli

Director
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George Axelrod

Writer
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Harry Kurnitz

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Goodbye Charlie

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

4/16/2013

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