The Woman in Red

Synopsis: Teddy is a middle-aged man who has a good wife, kids, friends and a fine job. You could say that he has everything he wants; but he doesn't. One day he sees a gorgeous woman in a red dress, and goes crazy! He must have her...
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Gene Wilder
Production: Orion Pictures Corporation
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
87 min

How the hell did I get up here?

I still can't believe it.

Just four weeks ago,

I was a completely different person.

I had no adventure in my life.

I had a wife.

I had a family.

And I never looked twice

when a pretty girl walked by.


- Four, please.

- Me, too.

- Can I help you?

- Yes, I'm looking... What's that?

It's the air conditioner.

It'll come on in a second.

- Sorry.

- Excuse me.

I beg your pardon!

I'm losing my briefcase.

I don't know.

No, I've never tried it that way before.

No, I'm not worried.

It's just that I've never tried it

in that position before.

It's all new to me.

Well, I know you have to wet it

before you put it in.

You have to, or it could break off.

How far? I don't know how far.

All the way, I suppose.

I know you have to keep wiggling it

to get all the hairs off it.

All right!

Put that phone down.

I can't talk to you now. I'll call you back later.

Do you have to talk like that at work?

Can't you save that filthy stuff

until you get home?

That was my brother.

- Your brother?

- Yeah.

He and I are trying to set up

a photo-processing lab at my place.

That way I can take stuff home. For example...

All right!

- Where's the figures on the cable-car campaign?

- It's on the third floor...

Get them for me right away!

We've wasted enough time on this.

Yes, sir.

I spent two months on that.

- I want you to roll down the map and show me.

- All right.



Will you have dinner with me tonight?


La Primavera, in North Beach.


I know who you are.



Just because.

I can't make it at...


Say, 9:


Why are you speaking to me in German?


I mean, the modeling agency told me

that you were from Germany.

It's not me.

Well, I'd better check.

Where am I going?

How do I look?

The earrings are too much, aren't they?

Here, you keep 'em for me, honey.

I'll do it. You keep your eyes on the road.

They were killing me, anyway.

Didi, what was I gonna ask you?

I wanted to ask you something.

Would you like to go to the movies tonight?

Tonight's study group.

What do you mean?

What's today? Today's Wednesday?

I thought today was Thursday.

What's the matter with me?

I'd like to go anyway, if it's all right with you.

I can't put up with those crazies tonight.

It's all arranged.

You're taking the girls to the movies.

I promised them you would.

Anyway, you deserve a night out.

So, what do you say?

- What do you mean? Of course. Sure.

- You're wonderful.


See you tonight.

Thanks for the lift.

You know, you're cute when you serve.

Go ahead, Teddy. What are you nervous about?

Serve the ball.

Now come on, calm down.

Let the man serve, Buddy.

You got nothing to worry about.

It's only set point. It's not like your life.

It's just your self-respect.

Give him that solid one. Give him the ace.

Teddy, come on!

What is it? Am I talking too much?

We'll calm down. We'll take it easy.

Teddy wants to serve.


You can do it. Put it right in there.

What a serve!


Okay, here we go now. You ready?

Get that racquet ready, I'm coming at you.

This baby is mine!

- You hit the net.

- Follow-through.

- You can't!

- On the follow-through!

- You still can't hit the net.

- I hit it on the follow-through.

I hit this ball first, then the net,

on the follow-through.

It's our point. It's 6-2. You're in the shit house.

- Anybody ever tell you you're cute?

- You're cute, too.

- How you doing?

- Okay.

What's the matter, he getting to you?


- So, what's that matter?

- Nothing.


Look at that!

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Jean-Loup Dabadie

Jean-Loup Dabadie (born 27 September 1938) is a French journalist, writer, lyricist, award-winning screenwriter and member of the Académie française. more…

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