|Directed by||Mark Robson|
|Written by||George Axelrod|
|Based on||Phfft: Chronicle of a Happy Divorce|
by George Axelrod
|Produced by||Fred Kohlmar|
|Edited by||Charles Nelson|
|Music by||Friedrich Hollaender|
|Color process||Black and white|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Box office||$1,550,000 (US)|
Phffft is a 1954 American comedy romance film starring Judy Holliday, Jack Lemmon, and Jack Carson and featuring Kim Novak in a supporting role. The picture was written by George Axelrod and directed by Mark Robson. It was the second film starring Holliday and Lemmon that year, after It Should Happen to You.
Nina and Robert Tracey (Judy Holliday and Jack Lemmon), married for eight years, suffer marital problems and divorce. Robert shares the home of his womanizing Navy buddy Charlie Nelson (Jack Carson) while Nina looks to her interfering mother for guidance.
Robert spends an evening with Janis (Kim Novak), who finds the dashing Robert "real cute", but he feels uncomfortable with Janis and other girls he dates. Nina also tries to date other men. Although they try to ignore each other when they accidentally meet, it is obvious that the past is not dead.
Then one night, they find themselves in a nightclub, dancing the mambo together; they had both learned to dance since their divorce. Later, after a disastrous meeting at her home with Charlie, Nina tells her mother on the phone that she is still in love with Robert.
He accidentally overhears the conversation, having dashed to her home because of his friend's reputation. Nina and Robert reconcile and remarry.
The script was an original by George Axelrod. Columbia bought it from him for $80,000.