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Two romantic couples are each married to different people! They really DO love each other. At the beginning Kitty thinks Larry is un-funny, unendurable, and unrelenting. Larry thinks Kitty ... See full summary »

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Larry Gilbert
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Kitty Weaver
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Mary Gilbert
Don DeFore ...
Jack Weaver
Louis Nye ...
Hamilton Busbee
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Doc Mason (as Phillip Ober)
Marianne Stewart ...
Connie Mason
Peter Leeds ...
Thompson, the Dry Cleaner
Hollis Irving ...
Myrtle Busbee
William Lanteau ...
Airline Clerk
Robert F. Simon ...
Motel Clerk
Louise Beavers ...
Gussie (as Louise Beaver)
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First Husband in Motel Room
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Two romantic couples are each married to different people! They really DO love each other. At the beginning Kitty thinks Larry is un-funny, unendurable, and unrelenting. Larry thinks Kitty is just plain dull. Then three couples cancel their trip. Kitty and Larry are ALONE! At the hotel they go under the silly names of Mr.George Washington and Mrs Martha Washington. Then they fall in love while going fishing. When Kitty caught her first fish she kissed Larry. Kitty and Larry started to spend a lot of time together. Then Kitty writes her husband a letter telling him that she wants Larry, not him. Then Kitty and Larry get into a big fight. They both see that they are making a big mistake. They thought it wasn't right to have an affair at their age (they were middle aged). Written by Anonymous

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14 November 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amor es juego prohibido  »

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Trivia

The Facts of Life was indeed a problematic picture. The injury to Lucy was not the films only mishap. Don DeFore injured his back requiring hospitalization, director Melvin Frank broke his ankle playing golf and had to hobble around on crutches, the film's publicist came down with a two week case of the mumps, Bob Hope smashed his finger, and even the delivery man from Lucy's pharmacy fell into the same tank that the star had. To top things off, a few days after Lucy referred to her Desilu soundstage as a "firetrap," it partially burned down. See more »

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Shadow of equipment swoops over set as Larry enters kitchen for breakfast. See more »

Quotes

Larry Gilbert: ...and she said, "That's not a new stance - "
Kitty Weaver: That's a new husband.
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The Facts of Life
Lyrics and Music by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé
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Better than I thought it would be.......
9 March 2002 | by (Salinas, Ca) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie primarily because it was nominated for Best Screenplay, and in that regard, I was not disappointed. There are several funny scenes and some pretty witty dialogue, but overall this movie rates about 6/10. It's a little too long and some of the plot points are pretty contrived, but Bob and Lucy have good chemistry, which makes up for the few weak points in this film.


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