The Girl Most Likely To...

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The Girl Most Likely To...
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  • Comedy
  • Crime
  • Drama
  • Romance
Written by
Directed byLee Philips
ComposerBernardo Segall
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
ProducerEverett Chambers
CinematographyRichard C. Glouner
  • Diane Adler
  • George Jay Nicholson
Running time74 minutes
Production companyABC Circle Films
Disney Platform Distribution
Original networkABC
Original release
  • November 6, 1973 (1973-11-06)

The Girl Most Likely To... is a 1973 American black comedy television film with slight psychological thriller elements, directed by Lee Philips and written by Joan Rivers and Agnes Gallin. It stars Stockard Channing and Ed Asner. The film premiered on November 6, 1973, as part of the ABC Movie of the Week. The story has plot elements similar to the 1950 film The Second Face.


Miriam Knight is an intelligent but unattractive young woman who is treated disrespectfully by those around her due to her homely appearance. She has changed colleges five times in three years. In that time, she has taken a lot of different classes but is still unable to find a boyfriend. At her new college, things go from bad to worse. She is either ignored or humiliated by almost everyone. Miriam finally lands the lead in a play, but her jealous roommate, knowing that Miriam is allergic to roses, places some in a box during Miriam's performance, causing Miriam to sneeze herself into humiliation. She tearfully speeds away from the college campus, but is involved in an automobile accident.

Miriam requires reconstructive surgery on her face. Once the bandages are removed, they reveal a brunette bombshell. From the moment she steps outside the room in the hospital, she makes it her mission to exact vengeance on all those who did her wrong by killing them, one by one.

Miriam uses her new good looks (which make her unrecognizable as the "old" Miriam) and the skills that she acquired in many of her classes to commit the crimes. A police detective, Ralph Varone, who had a brief encounter with the "old" Miriam, solves the crimes committed by the "new" Miriam and discovers her motive. Varone falls in love with Miriam, becoming the only man to love her for her mind. They marry with Miriam in custody, preparing to serve a lengthy jail sentence.



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