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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
Harold Fong ...
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

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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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charming, delightful, witty
21 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

American Movie Classics channel has just started showing this 1961 flick, and I can't speak too highly of it. A charming domestic comedy with some real dramatic tension, the film boasts a superb cast with the venerable Fred Astaire (yes, of course he dances...), the elegantly funny Lilli Palmer, and a befuddled Gary Merrill. Charley Ruggles as grampa positively steals the show as a sort of geriatrically comic Greek chorus; his brief rejoinders and observations always perfectly set off a scene. The production values, as well, are sumptuous; today's movies don't look as good as this 40-year-old number (the Technicolor process has it all over contemporary processes). Sparkling dialogue and wonderful acting make this story of a playboy father's disruptive effects on his daughter's impending wedding a delightful must-see. I just can't figure it out; how can a movie without no swear words, no violence, no nudity, and not a single sex scene be so captivating???


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