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Boys' Night Out (1962)

Unrated | | Comedy | 21 June 1962 (USA)
Fred, George, Doug and Howie are quickly reaching middle-age. Three of them are married, only Fred is still a bachelor. They want something different than their ordinary marriages, children... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Gordon

Writers:

Ira Wallach (screenplay), Marion Hargrove (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Novak ... Cathy
James Garner ... Fred Williams
Tony Randall ... George Drayton
Howard Duff ... Doug Jackson
Janet Blair ... Marge Drayton
Patti Page ... Joanne McIllenny
Jessie Royce Landis ... Ethel Williams
Oskar Homolka ... Dr. Prokosch (as Oscar Homolka)
Howard Morris ... Howard McIllenny
Anne Jeffreys ... Toni Jackson
Zsa Zsa Gabor ... Boss' Girl Friend
William Bendix ... Slattery
Jim Backus ... Peter Bowers
Fred Clark ... Mr. Bohannon
Larry Keating ... Mr. Bingham
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Storyline

Fred, George, Doug and Howie are quickly reaching middle-age. Three of them are married, only Fred is still a bachelor. They want something different than their ordinary marriages, children and TV-dinners. In secret, they get themselves an apartment with a beautiful young woman, Kathy, for romantic rendezvous. But Kathy does not tell them that she is a sociology student researching the sexual life of the white middle-class male. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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If you believe in sex and fun... by all means join us!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

21 June 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boys' Night Out See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Stars of this film Fred Clark and Larry Keating have both portrayed Harry Morton on the Burns & Allen Show. See more »

Goofs

When the boys are on the train, the whistle of a steam locomotive is heard on several occasions. The movie takes place in 1962 but the last steam locomotive on the New Haven Railroad was retired ten years earlier and, in any case, would not have been used from Connecticut to New York City. See more »

Quotes

Cathy: When it comes to sex, men can't help lying and women can't keep from telling the truth. I don't know which is worse.
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Connections

References The Snake Pit (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

BOYS' NIGHT OUT
Words by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Sung by Patti Page (as Miss Patti Page)
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Suburban Boredom and Urban Dreams
22 August 2000 | by shrine-2See all my reviews

Blacklisted writer Michael Gordon returned to Hollywood to direct such harmless diversions as this one about four bored middle-class commuters who dream of leaving their humdrum existences and revisiting their idea of a dream bachelor pad, replete with wet bar, long sofa, fantastic view, and what may be the most voluptuous idea of a mistress the Hollywood of the sixties had to offer--a sociology student doing her thesis on the sex life of the suburban male played by Kim Novak. This movie would be a drag without her. She takes her place among the best American movie sex symbol acts of that time: Gina Lollobrigida in "Come September"; Tuesday Weld in "Soldier in the Rain"; Sue Lyon in "Lolita"; Virna Lisi in "How to Murder Your Wife." It was a good year for Novak--1962. Richard Quine ("Operation Mad Ball") directed her opposite Jack Lemmon in what I think is her funniest and most mysterious performance as "The Notorious Landlady." Her best moments on screen have always been the ones where she played smart women, and Cathy and Carlyle Hardwicke are two of the smartest she's ever played.


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