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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 New Kind of Love
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Film Poster
Directed byMelville Shavelson
Produced byMelville Shavelson
Written byMelville Shavelson
StarringPaul Newman
Joanne Woodward
Thelma Ritter
Eva Gabor
Music byErroll Garner
Leith Stevens
CinematographyDaniel L. Fapp
Edited byFrank Bracht
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
October 30, 1963 (1963-10-30)
Running time
110 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$2,250,000 (US/ Canada)[1]


A womanizing American reporter assigned in Paris (Paul Newman) mistakes a cynical fashion copycat designer (Joanne Woodward) for a 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.


Awards and nominationsEdit

Academy Award

Golden Globe Award

  • 1964: Nominated, Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical/Comedy - Joanne Woodward

Laurel Awards

  • 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¢.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "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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