One Is a Lonely Number

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One Is a Lonely Number
Original film poster
Directed byMel Stuart
Screenplay byDavid Seltzer
Based on"The Good Humor Man"
1967 story in The New Yorker
by Rebecca Morris
Produced byStan Margulies
StarringTrish Van Devere
Monte Markham
Janet Leigh
Melvyn Douglas
Jane Elliot
Jonathan Lippe
Mark Bramhall
Paul Jenkins
A. Scott Beach
Henry Leff
Dudley Knight
CinematographyMichel Hugo
Edited byDavid Saxon
Music byMichel Legrand
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • June 19, 1972 (1972-06-19)
Running time
97 minutes
CountryUnited States

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.


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 nominations[edit]

Golden Globe Awards

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Kathleen Quinlan". Retrieved 2021-01-27.
  2. ^ Brantley, Robin (1977-07-22). "New Face: Kathleen Quinlan (Published 1977)". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-01-27.

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