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For Pete’s Sake (1974)

Henrietta – known as “Henry” (Barbra Streisand) – is the wife of New York cab driver, Pete (Michael Sarrazin), who is trying to help her husband make some money so he can go back to school. When he gets an inside tip to invest in pork bellies, she borrows the money from a loan shark (Jack Hollander).

The market goes down, not up, and Henry finds her “contract” being sold at an escalating rate of interest first to a Madame who supplies housewives to entertain businessmen, then to a couple of underworld hoods, and finally to a castle rustler.

Although the script falters from time to time, there are plenty of chuckles along the way – but this is not in the class of Streisand’s The Owl and The Pussycat (1970) or What’s Up Doc? (1972).

Henrietta “Henry” Robbins
Barbra Streisand
Pete Robbins
Michael Sarrazin
Helen
Estelle Parsons
Mrs Cherry
Molly Picon
Fred
William Redfield
Nick
Louis Zorich
Judge Hiller
Heywood Hale Broun
Bernie
Richard Ward
Angelo
Ed Bakey
Dominic
Peter Mamakos
Loretta
Vivian Bonnell
Mr Coates
Joseph Maher
Loanshark
Jack Hollander

Director
Peter Yates