Cactus Flower

Synopsis: Toni Simmons believes that the only reason her married lover won't leave his wife is because of the children. In truth, her lover, dentist Julian Winston, doesn't have any children. In fact, Julian doesn't even have a wife - he just tells women he does to avoid getting involved. When Julian does decide to take the plunge with Toni she insists on meeting the first wife and Julian enlists the aid of his long-time nurse/receptionist Stephanie Dickinson to play the part.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Gene Saks
Production: Sony Pictures Entertainment
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
103 min




The time for love

Is anytime, no matter what

The season or the year

The day for love

Is any day, there's just

No telling when it will be

But when your heart is ready

you will find

That spring is really

just a state of mind

Some flowers blossom late

but they're the kind

That last the longest

Someday someone

will walk into a room

And in no time at all

you'll be in bloom

And that's

the timeless wonder

Of the time

For love





I need to be been with

I've got to tell you

I needs to be been with


Keep talking 'bout all

the places that you wanna go

You can't shout

your lovin' on me

If you're walkin'

out the door

Baby I needs, yeah

I needs to be been with

I've got to tell you

I needs to be been with

Well, I'm doin'

my best, now, baby

I needs to be been with

When I'm getting

my rest, yes

I needs to be been with

Well I'm back

in my satchel baby

I needs to be

been with, yeah

When I'm phoning my macho

I needs to be been with

Every minute without you

That seems ages

without your love


I needs to be

been with, baby

I've got to tell you

I needs to be

been with, baby


Hey in there,

something wrong?


Hey, I smell gas.

Needs to be

been with, baby




I'm not Julian. Wake up.

Julian, kiss me.

Sorry, Julian,

whoever you are.

Who are you?

What are you doing?



You were kissing me.

I lost my head.

Well, how did you

get in here? I don't...

You left your gas on.


Oh, I'm alive!

I blew it!

I blew it!

Oh, boy, I really blew it!

Take it easy.

Well, you're lucky I broke in.

Why did you?

I thought you were dying.

Well, that was

the whole idea.

Now, why don't you go back

and mind your own business

like everybody else

in New York city?

Okay, lady.

That's the last time

you catch me

saving your life.

Damn it,

you made me blow it!

Well, it happens you were

going about it all wrong.

I believe you're supposed

to put your head in the stove.

Well, it's

a second-hand stove.

There were no directions.

So, why did you do it?

Because of Julian?

How do you know

about Julian?

You called me that

while you were kissing me.

I wasn't kissing you.

You were kissing me.

And by the way,

is that all you did?

There wasn't much time.


Oh, I'm sorry. I guess

I should be grateful.

What's your name?


Igor Sullivan.

Igor Sullivan.

That's wild.

I made it up.

Ahem. How come

you picked Igor?

Igor's my own.

I made up the Sullivan.


It's a good name

for a writer.

You're a writer?

You're the writer!

The one who keeps pounding

on his typewriter all night?

You drive me crazy.

Why didn't you complain?

So I could

have met you earlier.

You haven't

told me your name.

Toni Simmons.

Uh, look, Toni, uh,

what did this Julian

do to you?


Well, he must have done


What, did he cheat on you?

Beat you? He's a drunk?

A crook?


Oh, he's married.

For life.

He's got three kids.

I don't know why

I'm telling you all this,

like you were Dear Abby.

Is that

that dirty rat Julian?

Oh, he's not a dirty rat.

He's a dentist.

A fine dentist,

Fifth Avenue.

With a wife

and three kids.

Well, that's one of

the things that

attracted me to him.

You go

for married men, huh?

I like honesty.

All my life people

have lied to me,

and I can't stand it.

Julian at least

had the decency to warn me

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