Love with the Proper Stranger

Synopsis: Angie Rossini is an innocent Italian Catholic Macy's salesgirl, who discovers she's pregnant from a fling with Rocky, a musician. Angie finds Rocky (who doesn't remember her at first) to tell him she's pregnant and needs a doctor for an abortion. He finds her a doctor and they work together to raise the money. Can these two strangers find love with one another before it's too late?
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Robert Mulligan
Production: Paramount Pictures
  Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 1 win & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

- Hey, Rocky.

- Hey, baby.

What's happening?

Moish, listen, do me a favor.

I wanna look busy.

Will you have me paged, okay?

Okay, Rocky, any time.

Hey, that's nice.

How are you doing?

Got a Tuesday for me?

I'm booked solid the whole month.

One Tuesday.

Haven't you got a Friday?

I'm not kidding you. I'm booked.

Everybody's booked solid

so how come nobody's working, huh?

Rocky Papasano

Excuse me, I got a page.

I want to talk to you.

All right, all right.

You want a wedding?

- Tuesday?

- Tonight.

No, Joe. All I got is just one...

Beautiful. You got you got.

Forget it. I'll get somebody else.

Hey, for you I'll change my whole schedule.

He's booked solid.

- Merewitz or Guelman?

- Across the street.

- Friedman?

- Upstairs.

The usual arrangement, right?


Boy, how do you do it?

Last time I worked I don't remember.

Was it April or May.

Hey, Rocky, Rocky. They're paging you.

Yeah, Moish, thanks, I heard it.

No, it's a real one. I didn't do it yet.

Hi, Marge.

Great. Stay there, don't move.

Stay right there.

- Hey, you got a call for me?

- Some broad's paging you.

On the phone?

No, she's around here somewhere.

A little broad.


Are you the one that paged me?


Oh, hum... humm...

You don't remember who I am, do you?

Yeah, it was in a dance in Brooklyn

this summer.

In The Mountains, right?

It was a dance in The Mountains

What to you mean I don't remember?

It doesn't matter.

My name's Angela.

Can I talk to you a minute?

I'm on my lunch hour.

I only got a minute.

Sure, honey.

I'm gonna have a baby.


Don't worry. I'm not gonna cause

you any trouble.

All I want from you is a doctor.

An address, you know?

Wait, look, you just don't walk

in a place like this and uh...

Oh, forget it.

Wait... wait...

Listen... you just don't...

You just don't walk up to a guy and

tell him something like that.


Come on and I'll buy you a cup of coffee.

Hey, hey...


I didn't think you'd give a damn

one way or the other.

But I did hope that you'd...

Look, will you...


Wait a minute.

Where can I get a hold of you?


Nine to five.

Fifth floor.

I'm going as fast as I can!

Take it easy, take it easy.

Now stop. Knock it off.

That's right.

Nice, behave. Come on.

Knock it off, shorty.

Get outta here.

Come on, get away.

Gonna get hair all over me.

Come on, ugly.

Ugly? Who are you calling ugly?

Him, the ugliest dog I ever saw.

He is not.

Don't you listen to him, sweetie.

He's a naughty, naughty man,

yes he is, baby.

Where were you this morning

to wake up at dawn?

I told you.

The Union Hall.

I forgot.

Wish I'd forgotten.

Ethan, eat your breakfast.

All right, now. Eat your eggs...

For protein.

What are you doing? Selling protein?

Don't start up with me?

Is it my fault you couldn't find work?

Who couldn't find work? I got a wedding

tonight, tonight in the Bronx.

- Don't take it out on me.

- Taking what out on you?

Look, anytime you're not happy with the...

...hospitality at my apartment,

use the deposit back on your key.

Aw, come on, will you?

I'm dying.

My shirt is sweated right through.

My bones ache.

And my head's killing me.

Are you okay, honey?

You feel warm.

I thought you were dying.

What's the matter?

Jane Russell would do it for Billy the Kid.

My luck to wind up with a sex maniac.

You good?


You know me in the cold weather,

how I love to be in love.

We are in love, aren't we?

Really in love.


You with yourself...

...and me with myself.

Wanna hear your horoscope?


Stars in the wrong orbit, play it cool,

lock yourself in the toilet...

...and don't come out.

All right...

What happened today?

- Nothing happened.

- Oh, obvious.

What happened, nothing happened.

Great day. Marvelous day.

What a I going to tell you?

I'm sick and tired of that...

...kind of life I lead.


Hey, Barb...


A friend of mine asked me if I'd ask you...

...if you knew the name of maybe a kind of

doctor or something.

He's got himself in a little trouble

with a girl.

Hey, Barb...

You want me to find you a doctor?

You want me to find you a doctor?

Now wait a minute, I didn't...




Hey, Angie, over here!

Come on.

What are you looking? We happened to pass

by you in the neighborhood... what's so terrible to give you

a ride home?

It's embarrassing the fruit truck

all the time.

Excuse me very much, your highness.

When I start hauling vegetables in a limousine...

...I'll pick you up in a limousine.

All right, I grant you that time

you went to the dance and everything... were all dressed up and everything.

I can see maybe you don't want

to ride in a truck.

But now you got on your regular clothes

in the daytime.

You're right, Dominic,

what can I tell you?

When you're right, you're right.

Go talk to her lately,

anything you say.

Drive, will you, drive!

I got a date tonight.

She won't run away, I guarantee you.

Miss skin and bones.

Going out tonight, Angie?


Why, I'm making conversation.

All right, who did you happen

to bump into today?

- What're you talking, will ya?

- Nobody?

Tell her, Julie, what happened.

Did I do anything? Tell her.

We bumped into, what's his name, Columbo.



Is that nice?

Why do you call a person names?

Clumsy, Clumsy. He can't turn around

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Arnold Schulman

Arnold Schulman (born August 11, 1925) is an American playwright, screenwriter, producer, a songwriter and novelist. He was a stage actor long associated with the American Theatre Wing and the Actors Studio. more…

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