Star Spangled Girl

Theatrical Release: December 22, 1971
DVD Release: November 25, 2003
Star Spangled Girl


All is fair in love and politics in this 1971 Neil Simon comedy. Two radical journalists, Andy Hobart (Tony Roberts) and Norman Cornell (Todd Susman), find themselves angling for the affections of their new neighbor, Amy Cooper (Sandy Duncan), a patriotic, would-be Olympic athlete whose ideological position is worlds away from theirs.

Dove Review

This film looks dated as it came out in the early 70s and many psychedelic colors are featured and the hair styles also give it away. Sandy Duncan is fine as Amy Cooper, a woman with Olympic dreams who moves in next door to Andy and Norm, two men who produce an underground newspaper together and are barely surviving. In fact, Andy steals food from the local market, drinks all the milk from its carton, and then stuffs pickles, raisins, and whatever else he can in the empty carton and then pays for it.

Norm falls for Amy in a big way and goes so overboard that Andy can’t get him to continue their work on the newspaper, despite the fact they are starving. A few twists happen along the way in the story, and goes in a direction Norm didn’t anticipate.

Unfortunately, there are too many sexual innuendos and comments for us to award our Dove Seal to this movie as a family-friendly film.

Content Description

Sex: Sexual innuendos and talk of large behinds on women; talk of X-rated films and erotica; "She turns me on" comment; a man wants to be with an engaged woman at night and says he doesn't care what she does during the day; passionate kissing.
Language: H-1; D-4; G/OMG-1; "Idiot"-1; "Fink"-5; A "I hate him!" and "Hypocrites" comment.
Violence: Woman smacks man on top of head; man hits man on top of head with small guitar; a man has one of his "hit men" hit another man a few times to show a character what will happen if he doesn't pay a bill he owes; a man smashes a character's typewriter; two men punch at the same time and hit each other's hands, causing a lot of pain.
Drugs: Drinking; a few characters become drunk; a man with pipe in his mouth; a poster on door says "A Drug Guide For Heads".
Nudity: Cleavage; shirtless man at beach in water; women in bathing suits at YWCA; women covered with towels in locker room.
Other: A con man drinks milk in store without paying for it; steals food; paint is spilled on cat; man annoys his neighbor to go out with him.


Company: Paramount Home Entertainment
Director: Jerry Paris
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 93 min.
Industry Rating: G
Starring: Sandy Duncan Tony Roberts Todd Susman Elizabeth Allen Artie Lewis Allen Jung Helen Kleeb
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter