Love With The Proper Stranger

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Taken for granted by her Catholic Italian family, innocent Macy’s salesgirl Angie Rossini (Natalie Wood) seeks solace in the arms of a charming and footloose jazz musician, Rocky Papasano (Steve McQueen). She becomes pregnant and doesn’t expect Rocky... read more
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Taken for granted by her Catholic Italian family, innocent Macy’s salesgirl Angie Rossini (Natalie Wood) seeks solace in the arms of a charming and footloose jazz musician, Rocky Papasano (Steve McQueen). She becomes pregnant and doesn’t expect Rocky to marry her; she just needs his help to raise the money for an illegal abortion, while her family pressures her to marry gormless Anthony Columbo (Tom Bosley). Nominated for 5 Academy Awards®.

Original Release

12/25/1963

Cast

Natalie Wood Angie Rossini
Steve McQueen Rocky Papasano
Edie Adams Barbie
Herschel Bernardi Dominick Rossini
Harvey Lembeck Julio Rossini
Anne Hegira Beetie
Mario Badolati Elio Papasano
Penny Santon Mama Rossini
Elena Karam The Woman
Virginia Vincent Anna
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Robert Mulligan

Writers

Arnold Schulman

Cast

Natalie Wood Angie Rossini
Steve McQueen Rocky Papasano
Edie Adams Barbie
Herschel Bernardi Dominick Rossini
Harvey Lembeck Julio Rossini
Anne Hegira Beetie
Mario Badolati Elio Papasano
Penny Santon Mama Rossini
Elena Karam The Woman
Virginia Vincent Anna
Nina Varela Mrs. Columbo
E. Nick Alexander Guido Rossini
Marilyn Chris Gina
Augusta Ciolli Mrs. Papasano
Wolfe Barzell The Priest
Tom Bosley Anthony Columbo
Richard Dysart Accountant (uncredited)
Barney Martin Sidney (uncredited)
Richard Mulligan Louie (uncredited)
Vic Tayback Cye (uncredited)

Producers

Editors

Aaron Stell

1964 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
1964 Oscar Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen Nominated
1964 Oscar Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Nominated
1964 Oscar Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White Nominated
1964 Oscar Best Costume Design, Black-and-White Nominated
1964 Golden Globe Best Actress - Drama Nominated
1964 Golden Globe Best Actor - Drama Nominated
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