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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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Cast

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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)
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Connie Mason
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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

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

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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Connections

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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Lucy and Bob
22 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lucy and Bob in a 1960 romantic, satiric comedy. What more could you want?

This is very aware for its time and has some wonderful period scenes. Hope and Ball seem to have very complementary comedy styles which play extremely well off each other.

This movie came out way back in 1960, yet Bob Hope mentions problems raising kids in the electronic age. How forward looking.

The black and white format takes nothing away from this movie, including the scenes of Acapulco when they're alone together.

All in all, an extremely enjoyable movie. I like Lucy much better in this style than her slapstick routine, although she's great in that too. Give this one a look sometime, it's worth it.


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