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Look in Any Window (1961)

 -  Drama  -  29 January 1961 (USA)
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Teen idol Paul Anka plays Craig Fowler, the troubled son of dysfunctional parents Jackie and Jay Fowler (Ruth Roman and Alex Nicol). When Jay loses his job as a aircraft mechanic, he goes ... See full summary »

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Craig Fowler
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Jackie Fowler
Alex Nicol ...
Jay Fowler
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Eileen Lowell (as Gigi Pereau)
Carole Mathews ...
Betty Lowell
George Dolenz ...
Carlo
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Gareth Lowell
Robert Sampson ...
Lindstrom
Dan Grayam ...
Police Sgt. Webber
Jacqueline Kluger
Norman Winston
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Teen idol Paul Anka plays Craig Fowler, the troubled son of dysfunctional parents Jackie and Jay Fowler (Ruth Roman and Alex Nicol). When Jay loses his job as a aircraft mechanic, he goes on a drinking binge to end all, passing out on the floor in front of his bored and disappointed wife. Meanwhile, across the back fence, Betty Lowell (Carole Mathews) confronts her philandering playboy husband Gareth (Jack Cassidy) about his extracurricular activities at work - activities which she has conveniently rationalized, as his success has made them the envy of their neighbors. While the parents fight, Craig and Betty's daughter Ellen (Gigi Perreau) indulge in a growing interest in each other - but what role models do they have for "normal" behavior? And how long can Craig hide his dark secret: a compulsion which drives him to prowl the neighborhood's quiet streets at night and peep in windows? Cast members Jack Cassidy and George Dolenz both were fathers of future rock star sons, David ... Written by alfiehitchie

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Film debut of Jack Cassidy. See more »

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After Mr. and Mrs. Lowell have an argument and Mr. Lowell leaves the house, Mrs. Lowell throws herself onto a couch, sobbing. The shadow of a crew member can be seen on the nearby curtain. See more »

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Gareth Lowell: Ah, you're just like your mother. I've done everything in the world for the both of ya'. I guess we just don't talk the same language any more.
Eileen Lowell: To speak any language, daddy, you have to start early and practice often.
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Look in Any Window
Written by Paul Anka
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Peeping Paul Anka
30 June 2012 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

A heat wave in suburban arouses a Southern California community. Feeling hot and not knowing what to do with it, bullied teenager Paul Anka (as Craig Fowler) becomes "The Masked Prowler" - actually, he's a "peeping Tom" sleazing out for looks at women who've been dressing down for the warm weather. Scaling fences in his tight tee-shirt and frightening mask, Mr. Anka is a hoot and a holler. His lack of sexual socialization skills may be due to poor parenting - specifically, they are flirty frustrated mother Ruth Roman (as Jackie Fowler) and alcoholic mechanic father Alex Nicol (as Jay Fowler). Anka's papa gets laid off and his mama gets laid on - by amorous and available neighbor Jack Cassidy (as Gareth Lowell)...

Newly arrived Italian widower George Dolenz (as Carlo) wants to take care of Mr. Cassidy's "lonesome" wife Carole Mathews (as Betty Lowell) while Anka aches to make their daughter Gigi Perreau (as Eileen Lowell) squeal on a trampoline. Hoping to catch Anka in action, veteran policemen Robert Sampson (as Lindstrom) and his amateur psychologist partner Dan Grayam (as Webber) investigate. It all leads to a boozy 4th of July pool party. This may your only chance to see the fathers of future "Screen Gems" contracted singer/actors Micky Dolenz (of "The Monkees") and David Cassidy (of "The Partridge Family") in the same film. You'll also hear Anka's relatively rare, moody "Look in Any Window" title song.

*** Look in Any Window (1/29/61) William Alland ~ Paul Anka, Ruth Roman, Alex Nicol, Carole Mathews


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