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The Honeymoon Machine (1961)

A navy lieutenant and his civilian friend use a classified computer to help them break the bank at a Venetian casino.

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Cast

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Lt. Ferguson 'Fergie' Howard
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Julie Fitch
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Jason Eldridge
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Pam Dunstan
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Admiral Fitch
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Signalman Burford Taylor
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Lt. Beauregard 'Beau' Gilliam
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Inspector of casino games
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Russian consul
William Lanteau ...
Tommy Dane
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Capt. James Angle
Simon Scott ...
Capt. Harvey Adam
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Storyline

The crew aboard the USS Elmira are working on a project, code named Operation Honeymoon. At the operation's core is the testing of the Magnetic Analyzer Computing Synchrotron, or MACS for short, which is a smart computer designed to do among other things determine where missiles are going to land. Civilian Jason Eldridge is the scientific mastermind aboard in charge of MACS' operation. His friend aboard, Lieutenant Ferguson Howard, sees other possible uses for MACS. He wants to know if MACS, if given the proper data, can accurately predict games of chance, such as those found in casinos. After discussing the situation, Fergie and Jason decide the game which MACS can predict the most accurately is roulette. They decide to test MACS' abilities, and possibly get rich, at their next port of call where there is a casino, namely Venice. They plan on using a system of Morse Code light signals from the ship to shore to transmit the information. Although they go ahead with their plan, they are... Written by Huggo

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Fits either sex ...... and makes nothing but LAUGHTER!

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Comedy | Romance

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16 August 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Heiratsmaschine  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Steve McQueen hated this movie even more so than The Blob (1958). See more »

Goofs

When Fergie and Jason are plugging in the power supply for the blinker in the Venice hotel, Jason says "110 volts in, 24 volts out". All European countries use 240 volts, not 110 volts as in the USA. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Fergie Howard: Jason are you a wealthy man?
Jason Eldridge: I'm a scientist, all scientists are poor, it's the law.
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Connections

References Destry Rides Again (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Is Crazy
Music by Leigh Harline
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
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This is so Cute!
19 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is the first movie I have ever seen that starred Steve McQueen(and it looks like it won't be the last). I loved this movie because it has that innocent but silly comedy that movies nowadays lack. I have looked for it in all the video stores but can't seem to find it. It is one of those movies that can cheer you up if you feel down. So, I will recommend watching it.


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