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Cactus Flower

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Plot & Details

Goldie Hawn won an Oscar for her performance as a Greenwich Village free spirit in Cactus Flower. Middle-aged dentist Winston (Walter Matthau) is enjoying an affair with Toni (Goldie Hawn) but doesn't want to be hemmed in by marriage. He prevails upon his non-glamorous assistant Stephanie (Ingrid Bergman) to pose as his wife so as to keep from campaigning for a ring. Then, to justify his "infidelity," Winston talks his pal (Jack Weston) into pretending to be Stephanie's illicit lover. Flattered by all the attention, Stephanie begins to "doll up." Confronted by a newly gorgeous Stephanie, Winston realizes that his Dream Girl has been right there in his office all along. As for Toni, she ends up in the arms of a writer (Rick Lenz), who has loved her since Reel One. Cactus Flower was adapted by Billy Wilder's frequent collaborator I.A.L. Diamond from the play by Abe Burrows -- which in turn was adapted from a French farce.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1969 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actress Goldie Hawn Won

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1969 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Goldie Hawn Won
1969 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Musical or Comedy Nominated
1969 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Song Cynthia Weil Nominated
1969 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Song Quincy Jones Nominated
1969 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Ingrid Bergman Nominated
1969 Hollywood Foreign Press Association New Star of the Year - Female Goldie Hawn Nominated

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