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The Facts of Life (1960)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Romance, Comedy  |  14 November 1960 (USA)
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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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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 »

Goofs

When Kitty and Larry are eating in a restaurant in Pasadena, a waitress comes to their table. A few weeks later when they are at a restaurant in Monterey, the same waitress in the same uniform is their server. See more »

Quotes

Larry Gilbert: Are you sure you're with the right woman?
Man in Motel Room: No buddy, I'm with the wrong woman, but I've been with her for 30 years.
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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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Bob and Lucy score in a very adult comedy for the 60's...
17 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of their later screen teamings, THE FACTS OF LIFE was a 1960 comedy, rather adult for its time, where Bob and Lucy play two friends, married to others, who usually participate in a group vacation together and through some freak circumstances , end up on the vacation alone this year and grow so close they actually drift into an affair and consider leaving their spouses. I have to admit that this movie was surprising to me when I first saw it a few months ago, so I'm sure it raised a few eyebrows in the 1960's...infidelity was most likely a bold subject for a movie comedy and I doubt if it was something Bob or Lucy had done prior to this. but for this day and age, this was a very adult movie comedy that probably didn't do the business it deserved in 1960 because of its "contorversial" storyline. Though it would hardly be considered controversial today, this film was probably quite the departure for its stars and as a curio of cinema history, it is definitely worth a look.


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