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The Facts of Life (1960)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, Comedy | 14 November 1960 (USA)
Larry and Kitty are two middle-class suburbanites who find themselves growing bored with their lives and respective marriages. Although each always found the other grating in manner, they ... See full summary »

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Melvin Frank
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bob Hope ... Larry Gilbert
Lucille Ball ... Kitty Weaver
Ruth Hussey ... Mary Gilbert
Don DeFore ... Jack Weaver
Louis Nye ... Hamilton Busbee
Philip Ober ... Doc Mason (as Phillip Ober)
Marianne Stewart ... Connie Mason
Peter Leeds Peter Leeds ... Thompson - the Dry Cleaner
Hollis Irving ... Myrtle Busbee
William Lanteau William Lanteau ... Airline Clerk
Robert F. Simon ... Motel Clerk
Louise Beavers ... Gussie (as Louise Beaver)
Mike Mazurki ... First Husband in Motel Room
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Storyline

Larry and Kitty are two middle-class suburbanites who find themselves growing bored with their lives and respective marriages. Although each always found the other grating in manner, they find themselves falling in love when thrown together without their spouses on a vacation. After returning home, they try to break things off, but always seem to grow closer. A holiday together will finally settle whether they should end their marriages. Written by scgary66

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Drama | Romance | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor es juego prohibido See more »

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HLP See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Final feature film for Ruth Hussey. See more »

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Shadow of equipment swoops over set as Larry enters kitchen for breakfast. See more »

Quotes

Larry Gilbert: [Kitty yawns during Larry's routine] Madam, your Vodka gimlets are showing. Vodka, that's an alcohol rub from the inside.
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Referenced in Hollywood Mouth 3 (2018) See more »

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The Facts of Life
Lyrics and Music by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé
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Bob and Lucy score in a very adult comedy for the 60's...
17 July 2006 | by Isaac5855See all my reviews

One of their later screen teamings, THE FACTS OF LIFE was a 1960 comedy, rather adult for its time, where Bob and Lucy play two friends, married to others, who usually participate in a group vacation together and through some freak circumstances , end up on the vacation alone this year and grow so close they actually drift into an affair and consider leaving their spouses. I have to admit that this movie was surprising to me when I first saw it a few months ago, so I'm sure it raised a few eyebrows in the 1960's...infidelity was most likely a bold subject for a movie comedy and I doubt if it was something Bob or Lucy had done prior to this. but for this day and age, this was a very adult movie comedy that probably didn't do the business it deserved in 1960 because of its "contorversial" storyline. Though it would hardly be considered controversial today, this film was probably quite the departure for its stars and as a curio of cinema history, it is definitely worth a look.


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