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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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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
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'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: He's loose in Paris?
Harvey Franklin: ...Well?
Liz Baker: Well...everybody's loose in Paris.
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Perfectly stupid...
5 April 2008 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Another let-down for Tony Curtis fans. Here, he's an Army Corporal stationed at an Arctic outpost who gets a Parisian furlough with sexy Argentine movie actress Linda Cristal, who is secretly pregnant. Would-be bedroom romp never does get saucy. Director Blake Edwards bides his time with his usual padding and gimmicks: slapstick brawls and frantic chases. This was one of six movies Curtis made with then-wife Janet Leigh, wasted here as a prim Lieutenant. Despite lots of Hollywood gloss, these are grueling comic antics indeed, not helped by an interesting supporting cast which includes Elaine Stritch and Keenan Wynn. * from ****


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