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One Is a Lonely Number (also known as Two Is a Happy Number) is a 1972 American drama film directed by Mel Stuart, and starring Trish Van Devere, Janet Leigh, and Melvyn Douglas. The screenplay, based upon the short story The Good Humor Man by Rebecca Morris, was written by David Seltzer.

One Is a Lonely Number
One Is a Lonely Number FilmPoster.jpeg
Original film poster
Directed byMel Stuart
Produced byStan Margulies
Screenplay byDavid Seltzer
Based onThe Good Humor Man by Rebecca Morris
StarringTrish Van Devere
Monte Markham
Janet Leigh
Melvyn Douglas
Jane Elliot
Jonathan Lippe
Mark Bramhall
Paul Jenkins
A. Scott Beach
Henry Leff
Dudley Knight
Music byMichel Legrand
CinematographyMichel Hugo
Edited byDavid Saxon
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • June 19, 1972 (1972-06-19)
Running time
97 minutes
CountryUnited States


Plot summaryEdit

The story follows Aimee Brower (Van Devere), who wakes and finds her husband has left her. After learning everything about why he did it, she then proceeds to put her life back together.


Awards and nominationsEdit

Golden Globe Awards

  • 1973: Nominated, "Best Motion Picture Actress in a Dramatic Film" - Trish Van Devere

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