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The Pleasure of His Company (1961)

 -  Comedy  -  1 June 1961 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Biddeford 'Pogo' Poole
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Jessica Anne Poole
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Katharine 'Kate' Dougherty
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Roger Berk Henderson
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James 'Jim' Dougherty
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Mackenzie Savage
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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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Charles Ruggles was nominated for the 1959 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actor in a Drama for "The Pleasure of Your Company" and recreated his role in the movie version. See more »

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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 »

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The Pleasure of His Company
Music by Alfred Newman
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
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you are dead wrong, this film was a delight...
17 June 2009 | by (France) – See all my reviews

PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY was a PLEASURE to watch from beginning to end and LILLI PALMER is totally ravishing and steals the show.. Fred may have been a bit too old and ditto Debbie but it worked anyway and it was charming, from beginning to end and Lilli was absolutely marvelous as usual..Charles Ruggles was hilarious as always and repeated his Tony award winning performance from the original stage play. I highly recommend this bright comedy and San Francisco,such a beautiful city, added to the pleasure of their company. This was not a musical and so Fred danced with his daughter and his wife as he should, a normal man, not a show dancer....but with grace and elegance as usual and he does sing a tiny bit while dancing with Lilli, his ex-wife whom he stills appears to be in love with, who wouldn't be. If you are looking for a Fred musical, look up one of the MGM or RKO films he did.


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