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The Perfect Furlough (1958)

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
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Rene Valentin
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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 ...
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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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104 POLAR-TRAPPED G.I.s picked the army's champ woman-chaser to take their furlough by proxy! See more »

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October 1958 (USA)  »

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Urlaubsschein nach Paris  »

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Trivia

Upon Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh starring in their first film together, Houdini (1953), there was a controversy who would get top billing. Janet Leigh had more seniority, as she made her feature film debut in 1947, while Tony Curtis (who had played bit parts and extras) finally made his in 1951. However, Leigh said that she would take second billing to Curtis in any picture they made together. Hence the reason Curtis gets billing over Leigh in this film. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Leland: He's loose in Paris?
Harvey Franklin: ...Well?
Liz Baker: Well...everybody's loose in Paris.
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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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