Cactus Flower

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Cactus Flower ★★ 1969 (PG)

Good cast doesn't quite suffice to make this adaptation of a Broadway hit work. A middle-aged bachelor dentist gets involved with a kookie mistress, refusing to admit his real love for his prim and proper receptionist. Hawn's big leap to stardom. 103m/C VHS, DVD . Walter Matthau, Goldie Hawn, Ingrid Bergman, Jack Weston, Rick Lenz; D: Gene Saks; W: I.A.L. Diamond; C: Charles B(ryant) Lang Jr.; M: Quincy Jones. Oscars '69: Support. Actress (Hawn); Golden Globes '70: Support. Actress (Hawn).