The Opposite Sex Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline

The Opposite Sex

The Opposite Sex is an opulent musical remake of Clare Booth Luce’s The Women (1939). June Allyson stars in the old Norma Shearer role, playing the virtuous wife who loses her husband to scheming Joan Collins (as the Joan Crawford character). At first agreeing to a divorce, June decides to win hubby back by utilizing the same crafty feminine wiles that Joan had employed to lead him astray. Doloress Gray plays the counterpart to Rosalind Russell’s vitriolic gossip. The original The Women boasted an all-female cast: the remake includes several male characters, played by the likes of MGM contractees Leslie Nielsen and Jeff Richards. Dick Shawn, Jim Backus and Harry James are also on hand, billed as “special guest stars.” The satirical bite of The Women has been softened in The Opposite Sex, but musical fans should have a good time. Sammy Cahn, Nicholas Brodszky, Ralph Freed and George Stoll were among the songwriters; Collins, Allyson and Jeff Richards perform musical numbers in the film. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Release date: Oct 26, 1956
Production Company: MGM
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Genre: Classics,Comedy,Musical & Performing Arts,Romance

The Opposite Sex Caste and Crew
Director: David Miller
writer: Fay Kanin,Michael Kanin
June Allyson,Leslie Nielsen,Joan Collins,Dolores Gray,Ann Sheridan,Ann Miller,Jeff Richards,Agnes Moorehead,Charlotte Greenwood,Joan Blondell,Sam Levene,Bill Goodwin,Alice Pearce,Barbara Jo Allen,Sandy Descher,Carolyn Jones,Jerry Antes,Alan Marshal,Jonathan Hole,Jonathan Hale,Harry James,Dick Shawn,Jim Backus,Art Mooney,Celia Lovsky,Harry McKenna,Ann Morriss,Dean Jones,Kay English,Gordon Richards,Barrie Chase,Ellen Ray,Gail Bonney,Maxine Sermon,Jean Andren,Bob Hopkins,Janet Lake,Jo Gilbert,Donald Dillaway,Joe Karnes,Juanita Moore,Vivian Marshall,Marc Wilder,Marjorie Helen,Trio Ariston