|A New Kind of Love|
|Directed by||Melville Shavelson|
|Produced by||Melville Shavelson|
|Written by||Melville Shavelson|
|Music by||Erroll Garner|
|Cinematography||Daniel L. Fapp|
|Edited by||Frank Bracht|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|October 30, 1963|
|Box office||$2,250,000 (US/ Canada)|
A New Kind of Love is a 1963 American romantic comedy film directed by Melville Shavelson and starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Frank Sinatra sings "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me" over the opening credits.
A womanizing American reporter assigned to Paris (Paul Newman) mistakes a cynical fashion copycat designer (Joanne Woodward) for a high-class prostitute after she receives a makeover. He decides to interview her for a series of articles, then falls in love with her. The girl goes along with it, first out of revenge as he snubbed her during a past encounter, then out of feelings of her own.
- Paul Newman as Steve Sherman
- Joanne Woodward as Samantha "Sam" Blake / Mimi
- Thelma Ritter as Leena
- Eva Gabor as Felicienne Courbeau
- George Tobias as Joseph Bergner
- Marvin Kaplan as Harry Gorman
- Maurice Chevalier as Himself
- Robert Simon as Bertram Chalmers
- Valerie Varda as Mrs. Chalmers
- Joan Staley as Stewardess
- Robert Clary as Frenchman at Restaurant
Awards and nominations
- 1964: Nominated, Best Costume Design, Color - Edith Head
- 1964: Nominated, Best Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment - Leith Stevens
- 1964: Nominated, Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical/Comedy - Joanne Woodward
- 1964: 3rd Place, Top Female Supporting Performance - Thelma Ritter
Slightly prior to the release of the film, Dell issued a worthwhile paperback novelization of the screenplay, by mainstream author [W.H. (William Henry, aka Bill) Manville (1926–2017) as "Henry Williams," the pseudonym he used for tie-in work. The screenplay is not directly attributed as the source, but it is cited in a back cover film credit list, and the copyright is assigned to Paramount Pictures. The cover illustration features Newman and Woodward in the "falling-kiss" pose of the movie poster, and the middle of the book contains a four-page insert of captioned, black-and-white production stills. The cover price is 40¢.
- "Top Rental Features of 1963", Variety, 8 January 1964 p 71. Please note figures are rentals as opposed to total gross.
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