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The Perfect Furlough (1958)

 -  Comedy  -  October 1958 (USA)
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To pacify 104 sex-starved male soldiers building an Arctic radar base, Army psychologist Vicki Loren suggests choosing one by lot to have a "perfect furlough" as selected by the men: three ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Cpl. Paul Hodges
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Lt. Vicki Loren
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Harvey Franklin
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Sandra Roca, the Argentine Bombshell
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Liz Baker
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Henri Valentin
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Col. Leland
Jay Novello ...
Rene Valentin
King Donovan ...
Maj. Collins
Gordon Jones ...
'Sylvia', MP #1
Alvy Moore ...
Pvt. Marvin Brewer
Lilyan Chauvin ...
French Nurse
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Sgt. Nickles
Dick Crockett ...
Hans, MP #2
Eugene Borden ...
French Doctor
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To pacify 104 sex-starved male soldiers building an Arctic radar base, Army psychologist Vicki Loren suggests choosing one by lot to have a "perfect furlough" as selected by the men: three weeks in Paris with their favorite pin-up queen, Sandra Roca. Since "winner" Paul Hodges is a tireless Don Juan, and this is a fifties comedy, Vicki is ordered to keep Paul and Sandra out of bed. But who will guard the guardian? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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287 CERTIFIED LAUGHS!* - *Certified in audience tests by Sindlinger & Co., Inc. Research Division, Ridley Park , Penn. See more »

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Urlaubsschein nach Paris  »

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Colonel Leland: We even have his pre-Army record. He is the only high school student who was ever sued for breach of promise by his teacher.
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Cute Leigh/Curtis Teaming
20 June 2008 | by (Yukon, OK) – See all my reviews

This is a cute piece of fluff, with the sole purpose of entertainment. One poster said something about slapstick brawls in a pan, and there are none of those. Tony Curtis shines in the type role he shone so well in during the late 1950s, and Janet Leigh is the officer sent to keep an eye on him during his jaunt in Paris with Linda Cristal. And that's the beginning. There's a good amount of chuckles, and a fine supporting cast led by Elaine Stritch, King Donovan, and Keenan Wynn. No classic, nor is it intended to be. Just an fun, enjoyable film, and one that deserves a larger audience and a DVD release. Hopefully, TCM airs it in order to allow more of an audience to view it.


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