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The Facts of Life (1960)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, Comedy | 14 November 1960 (USA)
Larry and Kitty are two middle-class suburbanites who find themselves growing bored with their lives and respective marriages. Although each always found the other grating in manner, they ... See full summary »

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Larry Gilbert
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Kitty Weaver
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Mary Gilbert
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Jack Weaver
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Hamilton Busbee
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Doc Mason (as Phillip Ober)
Marianne Stewart ...
Connie Mason
Peter Leeds ...
Thompson - the Dry Cleaner
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Myrtle Busbee
William Lanteau ...
Airline Clerk
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Motel Clerk
Louise Beavers ...
Gussie (as Louise Beaver)
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First Husband in Motel Room
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Larry and Kitty are two middle-class suburbanites who find themselves growing bored with their lives and respective marriages. Although each always found the other grating in manner, they find themselves falling in love when thrown together without their spouses on a vacation. After returning home, they try to break things off, but always seem to grow closer. A holiday together will finally settle whether they should end their marriages. Written by scgary66

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14 November 1960 (USA)  »

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Amor es juego prohibido  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

This was Louise Beaver's last film appearance, she died two years later. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Kitty Weaver: Can't sleep.
Larry Gilbert: Me either.
Kitty Weaver: I'm starved.
Larry Gilbert: Me too.
Kitty Weaver: What's your opinion of eating late at night?
Larry Gilbert: Suicide.
Kitty Weaver: Ever do it?
Larry Gilbert: Only late at night.
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Referenced in Hollywood Mouth 3 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

The Facts of Life
Lyrics and Music by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé
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Cute movie, like so many made at the time.
29 May 2007 | by (Texas,United States) – See all my reviews

This is a pretty good movie, as far as situation comedies go. Very typical of the movies Hope was making at that time. Pepole who have only seen the Hope and Crosby Road shows think Hops did only one-liner jokes, actually more of his movies were in the vein of this one. I watched all these movies when they came out in the theaters. I started watching Ball and Hope in movies when I was 8 years old, and they were young people. Mostly, I get a kick out of reading the reader comments. Mature for it's time, Advanced for movies made in that era etc. This was NOT considered a racy movie for the times. There were many with a much more " like today's movies" story line and script. The bedroom farce movies were being made and shown to general public audiences i the 40, and take a look at some of the movies made in the late 20s and 30s, before censorship stepped in. They didn't use swear words and the language they use today in movies in the 30s, but those people made some really "broad minded?" movies then. This was just a run of the mill, cutest movie of the times. If you liked Hope in this, you will also like, That Certain Feeling-- 1956-- Bob Hope and Eva Maire Saint The Iron Pettycoat---- 1956-- Bob Hope and Katherine Hepburn I'll Take Sweden------ 1965-- Bob Hope, Dina merrill You don't want to over look Bob Hope in Beau James--- 1957. Tis is the story of the flamboyant mayor of New York City.


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