For Pete's Sake

Today's movie - For Pete's Sake (1974) starring Barbra Streisand.

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Half of me loves Barbra Streisand.... but the other half remembers that she asked to have flower petals floating in her dressing room's toilet bowl before she went on Conan one time (according to what I heard Andy say on a podcast I listened to at some point). THE WORST.
 Plot (via) - 
Henrietta and Pete Robbins are a young couple struggling to get by on the income he earns as a cab driver. His pompous sister-in-law Helen delights in reminding them that an early marriage robbed him of a college education and how much better off she and her husband Fred are. When Henrietta gets an inside tip on pork belly futures, she borrows $3,000 from a Mafia loan shark to purchase the commodity. Unfortunately, its value doesn't increase as rapidly as she anticipated. When she's unable to pay her debt, her contract is sold to Mrs. Cherry, a grandmotherly-type who operates a prostitution ring. When Henrietta's initial attempts at entertaining clients prove to be less than successful, her contract is sold yet again ... and again, as Henrietta fails to fulfill the requirements of each new individual to whom she becomes indebted — each time for more money — and tries to keep her new enterprises (bomber, then cattle rustler) secret from her unsuspecting husband.
"Pork belly futures" = hilarious.

It's an okay movie. The guy who plays her husband sort of skeeves me out. I can't really put my finger on why, but.... he does.
I had no idea that bulls had humps like that.
These last few screencaps make it look like this movie ends on a very serious note. It doesn't. 

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  1. thank you for posting, it's sooo lovely <3! I want the same hair cut ! :)

  2. I love her hair!!! Have you seen What's Up Doc? It's my favorite 70s era Barbra movie.

    1. I haven't! I have all the old Barbra movies on my netflix queue and I'm slowly working my way through.

  3. I love everything - the opening credits, her embroidered clothes, the quilted headboard (and matching shower curtain??).

  4. Oy vey, what a convoluted plot! And agreed, that leading man is a bit creepy. (I do love her hair, though, and the interior in the last two screen shots.)

  5. Thank you so much for writing these great movie posts. And I LOVE 70s cinema. Vx


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