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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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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 ...
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Motel Clerk
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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

Bob Hope and Lucille Ball unsuccessfully tried to talk Desi Arnaz into making a guest appearance. 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: How old are you?
Kitty Weaver: Five years younger than you. How old are you?
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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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Worthwhile viewing to see two old pros at work
22 April 2008 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

I was surprised by this film and the quality of work by its two stars. We always think of Lucy as goofy or screwy and Hope either swinging a golf club or playing wingman for Bing Crosby. Billed as a romantic comedy, Hope and Ball aim for the funny bone. But there are some serious adult issues raised. This tasty confection, made in 1960, I think is a lot of fun (though it could have been better paced and the contrivances are a bit much) and it has two terrific old pros at work in roles that you just wouldn't expect them to be in. Lucy looked pretty good when she got all dolled up. And Hope is ageless as ever. I thought they had some chemistry between them. Also includes Ruth Hussey, Louie Nye and Dom DeFore (Ozzie and Harriet's neighbor).


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