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The Pleasure of His Company (1961)

San Francisco debutante, Jessica Poole, is marrying Napa Valley cattle rancher, Roger Henderson, and hopes her peripatetic father, "Pogo" Poole, whom she hasn't seen for years, comes to the... See full summary »

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Biddeford 'Pogo' Poole
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Jessica Poole
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Katharine Dougherty
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Roger Henderson
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James Dougherty
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Mackenzie Savage
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Toy
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Mrs. Mooney
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San Francisco debutante, Jessica Poole, is marrying Napa Valley cattle rancher, Roger Henderson, and hopes her peripatetic father, "Pogo" Poole, whom she hasn't seen for years, comes to the wedding. He arrives, disrupting the household of his ex-wife, Katharine, and her long-suffering husband, and befriending their cook, Toy. At first it seems that Pogo is set on breaking up the engagement, making up for years of neglect by wining and dining Jessica, showing up Roger as a hick, and enticing her to come to Europe with him. Then it seems his real goal is to win back Katharine's heart: why else would he have two tickets to Paris booked on a plane leaving right after the reception? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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He came 8000 miles to attend his daughter's wedding-and then tried 8000 ways to break it up See more »

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1 June 1961 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The original Broadway production of "The Pleasure of His Company" opened at the Longacre Theater in New York on October 22, 1958 and ran for 474 performances. Samuel A. Taylor wrote the stage play with Cornelia Otis Skinner and wrote the screenplay for the movie version. The play received four Tony Award nominations, winning one for acting. See more »

Goofs

When asked by James, Mr. Sanford tells him that Popo's plane leaves at 6:30. However, when everyone arrives at the airport to see Pogo off, the sign at the departure gate clearly shows the departure time as 4:30. See more »

Connections

Featured in Edith Head: The Paramount Years (2002) See more »

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The Pleasure of His Company
Music by Alfred Newman
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
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oscar wilde in the sixties
20 November 2002 | by (rotterdam, the netherlands) – See all my reviews

Well written, intelligent and elegant: Oscar Wilde in the sixties in San Francisco. It's a pleasure to see all the fine actors play out the nuances of their lines. Especially Lilly Palmer, who is absolutely wonderful and attractive.


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