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Cactus Flower (1969)




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This light romantic comedy finds a nurse secretly in love with her dentist employer. Stephanie has eyes for Dr. Winston, who has eyes for a Greenwich Village girl named Toni. The doctor is drawn to the pretty nurse at a club when she begins to dance.

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Walter Matthau
as Dr. Julian Winston
Ingrid Bergman
as Stephanie Dickinson
Goldie Hawn
as Toni Simmons
Jack Weston
as Harvey Greenfield
Rick Lenz
as Igor Sullivan
Vito Scotti
as Senor Sanchez
Irene Hervey
as Mrs. Durant
Eve Bruce
as Georgia
Irwin Charone
as Store Manager
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Critic Reviews for Cactus Flower

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (4)

The plot [from the play by Abe Burrows, based on a French play by Barillet & Gredy] is minimal and the lines are somewhat stilted and hollow, but if the direction was tighter and the mood kept light and airy it might have worked.

March 26, 2009 | Full Review…

It comes as a pleasing jolt to find the youngster, Goldie Hawn, at the apex of the triangle, not only beautifully holding her own with the two veteran stars but also enhancing the content and flavor of the movie.

May 10, 2005 | Full Review…

It really is Matthau, Miss Bergman and (with a marvelously expressive face) Miss Hawn who make "Cactus Flower" a success.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

this is a 1969 romantic comedy with style, wit, charm, sophistication, and several delightful moments of women's lib in action. It also happens to be a great time capsule of late '60s fashion, music, and culture in Manhattan.

February 18, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

A misfire despite the presence of many of filmdom's best talents.

May 8, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A sometimes forgettable romantic comedy.

August 15, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Cactus Flower

A film that has so many weird things about it, Ingrid Bergman is in an America sex comedy. Goldie Hawn won an Oscar for her roll. A 49 year old Walter Matthau is cast as a cad who's banging Goldie Hawn. and it was remade as the Adam Sandler film "Just Go With It"

Ken Stachnik
Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

This sex farce from the late 60's involves both the war between the sexes and the generation gap. Matthau is a swinging dentist suddenly set on marriage to Hawn (still in her bubbly Laugh-In ditz days) until the frump nurse who works for him begins to blossom. It's Ingrid's movie from there. Dated, sure, like when all go to a club and "I'm A Believer" is the slow jam, but that kinda adds to the charm of this star vehicle comedy of errors.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

On the surface this is just another romantic comedy, but if you see it, the characters are interesting and played by great actors, and the movie is very funny too. I liked it. Overall, it's predictable, but charming.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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