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No Down Payment (1957)

The marital difficulties of four couples living in a southern California housing development become intertwined. Among the unhappy couples are ne'er-do-well Jerry Flagg and his ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Leola Boone
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Isabelle Flagg
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Troy Boone
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The marital difficulties of four couples living in a southern California housing development become intertwined. Among the unhappy couples are ne'er-do-well Jerry Flagg and his long-suffering wife Isabelle, flirtatious Leola Boone and her sadistic husband Troy, hard working Herman Kreitzer and his understanding wife Betty, and newlyweds Jean and David Martin. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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30 October 1957 (USA)  »

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In Oct. 1957, 20th Century Fox distributed this film on a double bill with Copper Sky (1957) starring Jeff Morrow and Coleen Gray. See more »

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Featured in Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003) See more »

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The Drive-In Rock
Music by Lionel Newman
Lyrics by Carroll Coates
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Quite simply the finest movie ever made about late-50s suburbia
30 November 2000 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

The script is sharp and at times, poignant, the acting is superb, and the overall impact is overwhelming. It peels the label off of the seemingly happy suburban couples and, in so doing, provides the sharpest snapshot ever put to film about a time and place that no longer exists, the one that was written about by such giants as Updike and Cheever. The only problem with this movie is that it's only shown on TV about once every ten years and it's not available on video. One last comment. After watching this movie, you'll never look at Tony Randall in the same way.


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