To Find a Man
|To Find a Man|
|Directed by||Buzz Kulik|
|Screenplay by||Arnold Schulman|
|Based on||To Find a Man (novel)|
by S. J. Wilson
|Produced by||Mort Abrahams|
Peter L. Skolnik
|Starring||Pamela Sue Martin|
|Edited by||Rita Roland|
|Music by||David Shire|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
Rosalind McCarthy is a spoiled 16-year-old who returns home to New York City from boarding school for the holidays. She confides to a friend, Andy, that she might be pregnant.
They seek out the advice of Dr. Katchaturian, a pharmacist. Rosalind naively tries to induce a miscarriage by jumping, drinking castor oil, even douching with soda pop. Resigned to an abortion before a family vacation in Mexico, she needs money.
Andy tries to get some from the baby's father, Rick, a gigolo with whom Rosalind had a one-night stand. He fails, so he pawns a chemistry set, only to be mugged and robbed on the way home.
In desperation, Andy goes to Rosalind's father, pretending he needs to borrow money for someone he has impregnated. Frank McCarthy obliges, but when he concludes that Rosalind is the one who needs the abortion, he orders Andy never to return to their house. Dr. Hargrave performs the abortion, after which Rosalind cavalierly offers Andy sex as her way of a thank-you.
- Pamela Sue Martin as Rosalind McCarthy (as Pamela Martin)
- Darren O'Connor as Andy Elliott Morrison
- Lloyd Bridges as Frank McCarthy
- Phyllis Newman as Betty McCarthy
- Tom Ewell as Dr. Hargrave
- Tom Bosley as Dr. Katchaturian
- Miles Chapin as Pete
- Schell Rasten as Rick
- Antonia Rey as Modesta
- Vicki Sue Robinson
- "Festival de Cannes: To Find a Man". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved April 15, 2009.